Dakota

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noun Da·ko·ta \də-ˈkō-tə\

Definition of Dakota

plural

Dakotas

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Dakota

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

  2. 2 :  the Siouan language of the Dakota people

Origin and Etymology of dakota

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


First Known Use: 1804


Dakota

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

Definition of Dakota

  1. territory (1861–89) in the northwestern U.S. that was divided in 1889 into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota (the Dakotas\-təz\ play ) — see also dakotan

Dakotan

play \-ˈkō-tən\ adj or noun

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