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    Immediately at the beginning of the page is this: (Pawnee: Uukuhuuwasiri). What's the significance of this entry? Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw language. It's also on the Oklahoma wike page. Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjstone208 View Post
    Immediately at the beginning of the page is this: (Pawnee: Uukuhuuwasiri). What's the significance of this entry? Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw language. It's also on the Oklahoma wike page. Just curious.
    Southband Pawnee Dictionary - uukuhuuwasiri N 1. Oklahoma City





    *Edit to add: OKCTalk Thread - Introducing the Endangered Languages Project

    http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/1536
    Critically endangered




    <10
    Native speakers worldwide

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    Thanks, especially about the Endangered Languages Project. I'm a blue-eyed CDIB carrying Cherokee and my wife a greater percentage Chickasaw who both try to learn our native ancestors' lanuages. My father's parents came from England and that native language gives me enough problems.

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    Thanks for bringing this up, rjstone208! I was also wondering when I saw that on OKC's Wikipedia page. I'm 9/32 Choctaw and have a Choctaw CDIB, I'm also 1/4 Navajo and 1/32 Cherokee. My maternal grandmother's and late paternal grandfather's first language are both Choctaw, and while growing up I learned a great deal of words and phrases from them and learned even more when I took a Choctaw language class in high school. But, even after all of these years of exposure to the language, I am still nowhere near as fluent as they are/were. One of the first words I learned was in fact "Okla Humma," which is the Choctaw word to describe the Native American race as a whole.

    BTW, I made the OKC collage on the Wikipedia page. :-)

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    I love the OKC collage on the Wiki page. However, I feel like collectively we could do better to improve the page. Like it or not, many people - particularly those under 30 use Wikipedia constantly and it can create an awesome or awful first impression of a city.

    I've looked at a few comparable cities that seem to have better organization, emphasis on city culture, and most importantly a heck of a lot more positive pictures of the city presented. Let's catch up!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisville,_Kentucky
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Ohio
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville,_Florida
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California

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    Hi, guys
    I haven't ever been in Oklahoma. Don't be angry, I always thought that it belongs to the category of so called 'province'.
    I read OKC's Wiki Page and I found out a lot of new things about this city. It has so many beautiful and interesting buildings.
    I really began to think about visiting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellm View Post
    Hi, guys
    I haven't ever been in Oklahoma. Don't be angry, I always thought that it belongs to the category of so called 'province'.
    I read OKC's Wiki Page and I found out a lot of new things about this city. It has so many beautiful and interesting buildings.
    I really began to think about visiting it.
    Do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellm View Post
    Hi, guys
    I haven't ever been in Oklahoma. Don't be angry, I always thought that it belongs to the category of so called 'province'.
    I read OKC's Wiki Page and I found out a lot of new things about this city. It has so many beautiful and interesting buildings.
    I really began to think about visiting it.
    We're not angry. That kind of perception is common. Stop in and say hey.

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    Thank you for your understanding, guys.
    great to be in such a friendly community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellm View Post
    Thank you for your understanding, guys.
    great to be in such a friendly community.
    We love outsiders that find an interest in our city, and we would be honored if you came to experience Oklahoma City for yourself.

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