Cherokee is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee peoples and uses a unique syllabary writing system. Cherokee has three major dialects, the lower dialect becoming extinct around 1900 A.D. The middle dialect is still spoken in among Cherokee people in North Carolina and the Overhill or western dialect is spoken by Cherokee living in Oklahoma. Cherokee is a pitch accent language with six tones, which means accenting a word with a different pitch changes the word’s meaning completely. Cherokee is one of many Native American languages spoken by the indigenous people native to the North American continent. Baby Name World maintains a list of Cherokee and other Native American baby names and name meanings for people interested in this category.