Arikara

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

Definition of Arikara

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the Missouri River valley 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arikara. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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