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Dakota

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noun Da·ko·ta \də-ˈkō-tə\

Definition of Dakota

plural Dakotas also 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 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 Da·ko·tas play \-təz\ )

Da·ko·tan play \-ˈkō-tən\ adjective or noun



DAKOTA Defined for Kids

Dakota

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noun Da·ko·ta \də-ˈkō-tə\

Definition of Dakota

plural Da·ko·tas also Dakota

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the area that is now Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

  2. 2 :  the language of the Dakota people




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