Hi·​dat·​sa hi-ˈdät-sə How to pronounce Hidatsa (audio)
plural Hidatsa also Hidatsas : a member of a Siouan-speaking Indigenous people of the Missouri River valley in North Dakota

called also Minitari, Minnetaree

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

: the Siouan language of the Hidatsa

Word History


Hidatsa hirá·ca, a Hidatsa subgroup

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hidatsa was in 1873

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“Hidatsa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hidatsa. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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