[ tee-ton ]
/ ˈti tɒn /

noun, plural Te·tons, (especially collectively) Te·ton for 2.

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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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.

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