Creek is a Muskogean language with about 4,700 speakers in
the US states of Oklahoma and Florida. It is spoken by the
Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma,
and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The language is also known
as Muskogee, Muscogee or Seminole.
Creek first appeared in writing in 1736. Laws were being
written in Creek from 1849, and a standard alphabet, the 'National
Alphabet', was adopted in 1853. By the 1870s newpaper articles
in Creek were being published.
Creek alphabet and pronunciation
Between two vowels or m, n, l, w, or y, the consonants p, t, k, c, and s become voiced: c [dʒ], k [ɡ], p [b], s [z], and t [d]
Tones and nasalization are not marked in this orthography, but are in dictionaries and linguistic publications.