count repeating words and total

I have a table with a single column that is used to collect search words.
What I want to do is total up the number of times each word appears, ex:
      avator
      avator
      avator
      anator
      shaker
      shaker
      gamma
      gamma
      gamma
I want to make a list of the words with a count of how many like this:
avator  3
anator  1
shaker  2
gamma 3

can I do this with sql or should I do this in code?  thanks

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adwisemanCommented:
Select Word, COUNT(*) as [Count of Word]
FROM MyTable
group by Word
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
SELECT Distinct Word, COUNT(*) as [Count]
FROM urTable
GROUP BY Word
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MikeMCSDAuthor Commented:
perfect, thanks guys
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