noun, plural A·rik·a·ras, (especially collectively) A·rik·a·ra for 1.
  1. a member of a group of North American Indians of Pawnee origin who now inhabit the Dakota region.
  2. the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for arikara

Historical Examples of 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.