More than 400 years ago a single language was shared among a large number of towns along the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Alabama, Chattohoochee, and Flint Rivers of Alabama and Georgia. It was the most widely spoken language in the region, used for diplomacy, medicine, and personal names even in towns where other languages were used for everyday speech. The language the people shared came to be known as the language of the Muscogee people. English settlers later called it Creek.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Language Department is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the language. The department produces learning resources and provides language teachers to local communities and schools that offer language classes.