Arikara

noun
Arik·​a·​ra | \ ə-ˈri-kə-rə How to pronounce Arikara (audio) \

Definition of Arikara

1 plural Arikara : a member of an Indigenous people of the Missouri River valley in North Dakota

Note: The Arikara are federally recognized as part of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation in North Dakota.

2 : the language of the Arikara

First Known Use of Arikara

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Arikara

probably from a Pawnee name for an Arikara band

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“Arikara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arikara. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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