- a former territory in the United States: divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota in 1889.
- North Dakota or South Dakota.
- the Dakotas, North Dakota and South Dakota.
- 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.
- Santee(defs 3, 4).
- a Siouan language spoken by the Dakota and Assiniboin Indians.
Examples from the Web for dakota
The Dakota, a co-op residence on the Upper West Side, is historically known for its ghostly figures.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’
October 4, 2014
And I think that Dakota plays her in a graceful, non-Lolita-ish way.Susan Sarandon on Her Love Affair With David Bowie, Woody Allen’s Creepiness, and Psychedelics
July 24, 2014
You and your sister, Dakota, just seem naturally gifted when it comes to acting.Meet Your New Sleeping Beauty: Elle Fanning on ‘Maleficent,’ Brangelina, and Summer Style
May 22, 2014
Heitkamp was a director at Dakota Gasification for more than a decade.Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star
January 23, 2014
Veterans like Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer are campaigning as well.Unless Congress Acts Time Is Out for Iraqi Allies Waiting on Visas
September 23, 2013
The great Dakota nation is ready to receive the Christian religion.
Hiawatha went all the way to Dakota to see the famous arrow maker.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
They come from all parts of Dakota and the Santee Reservation.
To the west, on the great prairies, the Dakota, or Sioux Indians lived and hunted.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
The Dakota mother loves her baby as well as the white woman does hers.
- a former territory of the US: divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota in 1889
Word Origin and History for 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.