EXAMPLES | noun 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. a Siouan language spoken by the Dakota and Assiniboin Indians. Related forms Da·ko·tan, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for dakotan Historical Examples of dakotan
One day at Chapel, neither the Abbot nor the
Dakotan told me of a dream, and I asked him to write it.
Dakotan came in barefooted with two large bundles of copy.
Dakotan sat down on the floor before the fire and was still as a spirit.
And that is what I thought of, when the
Dakotan said that the Lake was listening. British Dictionary definitions for dakotan adjective of or relating to Dakota or its inhabitants noun a native or inhabitant of Dakota noun a former territory of the US: divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota in 1889
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Word Origin and History for dakotan
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.
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