noun Man·dan \ˈman-ˌdan, -dən\
plural Mandan or Mandans

Definition of MANDAN

:  a member of an American Indian people of the Missouri River valley in North Dakota
:  the Siouan language of the Mandans

Origin of MANDAN

French Mantanne, Mendanne, from Dakota (Santee dialect) mawátąna or a cognate Sioux form
First Known Use: 1790


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