Caddo

noun
Cad·​do | \ ˈka-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Caddo (audio) \
plural Caddo or Caddos

Definition of Caddo

1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of Louisiana, Arkansas, and eastern Texas
2 : the language of the Caddo peoples

First Known Use of Caddo

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Caddo

American French Cadaux, modification of American Spanish Cadojodacho, from Caddo kaduhdá·čuʔ, a Caddo tribe

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