- the westernmost branch of the Dakota Indians.
- a member of any of the tribes belonging to this branch, as the Brulé, Hunkpapa, Miniconjou, and Oglala.
- a dialect of the Dakota language.
Also called La·ko·ta, La·kho·ta [luh-koh-tuh] /ləˈkoʊ tə/.
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Examples from the Web for lakota
As the bill failed in the Senate, a pigtailed member of the Lakota Sioux tribe stood up in the gallery and began chanting.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater
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She wrote for alternative weekly papers in the first two states, and tried to learn Lakota in the last.What to Watch on TV This Week
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At the shot Lakota gave a leap to the right and I went off to the left.
When we were behind time and the mail was light or there was money going out, we ran Lakota through as a pony express.
Lakota was a gift from the Indians, whose name meant "banded together as friends."
The team, Fan and Bill, and Lakota were the only horses tied up in the hay barn.
With the signed paper in my hands I saddled Lakota and streaked off for the thirty-five-mile trip to Pierre.
Word Origin and History for lakota
member of a western Sioux people, 1806, from Dakota titonwan, literally "dwellers on the prairie," from thi + huwa. Not related to the Grand Teton mountain range.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper