- a member of a North American Indian people formerly of northern Nebraska, now living mostly in northern Oklahoma.
- the Siouan language of the Ponca, mutually intelligible with Omaha.
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Examples from the Web for ponca
A Ponca was the first to reach the tree and he struck it as if it were an enemy.
At that time the Ponca had no animals but dogs to help them carry burdens.
When the Ponca met these terrible warriors, they were afraid.
Sometimes the Ponca were driven back, sometimes the Padouca.
Then at last a Ponca shot a Padouca so that he fell from his horse.