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Dakota

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noun Da·ko·ta \də-ˈkō-tə\

Definition of Dakota

plural

Dakotas

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Dakota

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the northern Mississippi River valley

  2. 2 :  the Siouan language of the Dakota people



Origin and Etymology of dakota

Dakota (Yankton-Yánktonai and Santee dialects) dakhóta, perhaps literally, friendly, allied


First Known Use: 1804


Dakota

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geographical name Da·ko·ta \də-ˈkō-tə\

Definition of Dakota

  1. 1 — see james 1

  2. 2 territory (1861–89) NW United States divided 1889 into states of N.D. & S.D. (the Dakotas play \-təz\ )

Dakotan

play \-ˈkō-tən\ adjective or noun



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