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Sauk

[sawk] /sɔk/
noun, plural Sauks (especially collectively) Sauk.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Wisconsin and Iowa, now living mostly in Oklahoma.
2.
the dialect of the Fox language spoken by the Sauk.
Also, Sac.
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Word Origin and History for Sauk

midwestern U.S. Indian tribe, 1722, alternative writing of Sac.

southern Coastal Salishan group of Native Americans, from a native Lushootseed name, probably folk-etymologized by influence of Sauk (1).

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