- an American Indian language family formerly widespread from Saskatchewan to the lower Mississippi, also found in the Virginia and Carolina piedmont, and including Catawba, Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Mandan, Osage, and Winnebago.
- a member of one of the Siouan-speaking peoples.
- of or relating to the Sioux or the Siouan languages.
Origin of Siouan
Examples from the Web for siouan
Historical Examples of siouan
In this Algonkian, Iroquoian and Siouan tribes have participated.
Among Siouan tribes the snake was a holy or at least mysterious being.
Their linguistic affinity with the Siouan stock was established by Gatschet in 1881.Myths of the Cherokee
The Omaha Indians belong to the egiha group of the Siouan family.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))
James Owen Dorsey
He shouted some words in the Siouan dialect, and was answered by what seemed to Coke merely a series of grunts.Adventures Among the Red Indians
H. W. G. Hyrst
- a family of North American Indian languages including Sioux, probably related to Iroquoian
- of or relating to the Sioux peoples or languages