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Dakota

noun Da·ko·ta \də-ˈkō-tə\
plural Dakotas also Dakota

Definition of DAKOTA

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

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

Definition of DAKOTA

1
— see james 1
2
territory (1861–89) NW United States divided 1889 into states of N.D. & S.D. (the Da·ko·tas \-təz\ )
Da·ko·tan \-ˈkō-tən\ adjective or noun

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