The Mikasuki language (also Miccosukee or Hitchiti-Mikasuki) is a Muskogean language spoken by around 500 people in southern Florida. It is spoken by the Miccosukee tribe as well as many Florida Seminoles. The now-extinct Hitchiti language was mutually intelligible with Mikasuki.
As of 2002, the language was taught in the local school, which had "an area devoted to 'Miccosukee Language Arts'".
As of 2011, the University of Florida Department of Anthropology is home to The Elling Eide Endowed Professorship in Miccosukee Language and Culture, for Native American languages of the southeastern United States.
Mikasuki is written using the Latin alphabet. The vowels are pronounced as follows:
The consonants are:
High tone is indicated with an acute, low tone with a grave and falling tone with an acute (on a long vowel this is typographically split over both vowels, otherwise the grave is placed over the next consonant):
An epenthetic [ə] vowel appears in kl, kw and kn clusters in careful speech.