dakotan

Dakota

[duh-koh-tuh]
noun
1.
a former territory in the United States: divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota in 1889.
4.
Also called Sioux. a member of the largest tribe of the Siouan stock of North American Indians, who originally occupied Minnesota and Wisconsin and later migrated westward to the Great Plains.
5.
Santee ( defs 3, 4 ).
6.
a Siouan language spoken by the Dakota and Assiniboin Indians.

Dakotan, adjective, noun
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Dakota (dəˈkəʊtə)
 
n
a former territory of the US: divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota in 1889

Dakotan (dəˈkəʊtən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Dakota or its inhabitants
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of Dakota

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Dakota
1809, name of a group of native peoples from the Plains states speaking a Siouan language, from Dakota dakhota "friendly" (the name often is translated as "allies"). Recorded by Lewis and Clark (1804) as Dar co tar; in western dialects of the Teton subgroup, Lakota, Lakhota; in Assiniboine dialect, Nakota,
Nakhota.
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