- a member of a group of North American Indians of Pawnee origin who now inhabit the Dakota region.
- the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara.
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Examples from the Web for arikara
"We are sorry we did not kill the white men," was the word sent back by an Arikara.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
If the aged narrator had been an Arikara, his story would have been similar to that of the Mandan.
The steep rolling country is occupied mainly by the Arikara.
Originally sacred to the Arikara, it came into the possession of the Sioux.
A Dakota had married an Arikara woman, and by her had one child.Myths and Legends of the Sioux
Marie L. McLaughlin