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What was the native language of USA before Europe invasion?

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Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 03:13
Are you serious?
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 04:04
What do you mean by "invasion"? they simply colonized.
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 04:01
There were a hundred different tribes and each had their own language. They tend to look more Asian the closer you get to the West Coast.
Answer #4 | 20/12 2013 03:46
Languages of Red Indians.
Answer #5 | 20/12 2013 03:13
No... the US was originally American Indian... this involved multiple tribes, each with their own language. Edit: The tribal information you requested. Apache Blackfeet Cherokee Cheyenne Chickasaw Chippewa Choctaw Colville Comanche Cree Creek Crow Delaware Houma Iroquois Kiowa Latin American Indian Lumbee Menominee Navajo Osage Ottawa Paiute Pima Potawatomi Pueblo Puget Sound Salish Seminole Shoshone Sioux Tohono O’odham Ute Yakama Yaqui Yuman Other specified American Indian tribes American Indian tribe, not specified
Answer #6 | 20/12 2013 05:12
Redindian
Answer #7 | 20/12 2013 07:50
There was no single language. THere were many nations in North America, each with a distinctive language. They were neither black or white.
Answer #8 | 20/12 2013 13:27
There are many many more native American tribes than Under Siege had listed. Please click on this link for more information: http://www.native-languages.org/languages.htm#alpha If you go to the list of tribes, each name is a live link and if you click on a given tribal name, it will tell you what language they spoke. There are different language families, such as the Algonquian tribes in the mid-Atlantic into Canada spoke, Iroquoisan or the Siouxan family, where there might be variations among tribes, but they derived from the same roots. There are far too many tribes and languages to list; literally dozens. Many of these languages have died out - sadly, the government went to great lengths to try to suppress and eradicate the native languages if not the tribes themselves. Native Americans are neither black nor white, and different tribes had different physical appearances and features. Surviving accounts of early East Coast contacts with Native Americans often described beautiful, well-muscled people with light copper-colored skin.
Answer #9 | 20/12 2013 12:33
It would be the languages of the Native American Indians which would have been spoken across the US and Canada. I hope it isn't offensive to the Indians, but as I was brought up they were called Red Indians because of the colours of their skins and that would have to the the original colours List of Native American Indian Tribes and Languages http://www.native-languages.org/languages.htm Chetak
Answer #10 | 20/12 2013 08:53
They spoke many different languages (i.e. Navajo, Iroquoian, and Algonquian languages). Another user has already provided a longer list of some of the many different languages Native peoples in what is now the USA spoke. Their race was Native American- descendants of immigrants from Asia, genetically related to East Asians and also to Western Asian people. Whites and blacks came later. The original people of the US were Native American, not white.
Answer #11 | 20/12 2013 07:59
Pay attention people - not everyone asking questions here is actually from the US, there are other countries out there! Long before Europeans arrived in the Americas (whether it was Columbus or the Vikings) there were tribes of native people - How long they had been here and who actually are the natives gets muddled the further back you go. Tribes from Asia did migrate east to what is now Alaska but there is evidence that they mixed/mingled/conquered already existing tribes in the west. When Columbus arrived in the late 1400s, he believed he had arrived in India, dubbing the locals Indians. Most of the tribes had named themselves "The People" (the exact words varied according to languages - Cherokee, Arapaho, Choctaw, etc each means "The People" when strictly translated). Columbus' "discovery" launched a race to colonize the new land - Many europeans tried to lay claim to it through colonies or military presence including the French, English, Spanish and Russians (west coast). Labor came in the form of indentured servants (someone paid for a person to come here and then was owed so many years of service to work off the debt) and slaves (whose original path had probably been Africa to Europe to the Americas until the Africa to the Americas slave trade was established.) Not all blacks were slaves, some were freemen.

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