Dakota

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

Definition of Dakota 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

2 : the Siouan language of the Dakota people

Dakota

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

Definition of Dakota (Entry 2 of 2)

territory (1861–89) in the northwestern U.S. that was divided in 1889 into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota (the Da*ko*tas \də-ˈkō-təz \ )

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Dakotan \də-ˈkō-tᵊn \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Dakota

Noun

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Dakota

Noun

Dakota (Yankton-Yánktonai and Santee dialects) dakhóta, perhaps literally, friendly, allied

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Dakota

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

Kids Definition of Dakota

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the area that is now Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

2 : the language of the Dakota people

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