- a member of a Siouan people dwelling on the Missouri River.
- the Siouan language of the Hidatsa tribe.
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Examples from the Web for hidatsa
Hidatsa, he tells us, is the name by which they call themselves.
The Hidatsa, not understanding it, supposed they had asked, “What do you want?”
The name of this bird is hupa-hishe in the Hidatsa language.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised)
Melvin Randolph Gilmore
Their language differs only slightly from that of the Hidatsa.
It was collected among the Hidatsa and is now preserved in the collection of the National Museum.