Kiowa

noun
Ki·​o·​wa | \ ˈkī-ə-ˌwȯ How to pronounce Kiowa (audio) , -ˌwä How to pronounce Kiowa (audio) , -ˌwā How to pronounce Kiowa (audio) \
plural Kiowa or Kiowas

Definition of Kiowa

1 : a member of an American Indian people of what are now Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
2 : the language of the Kiowa people

First Known Use of Kiowa

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Kiowa

ultimately from Kiowa kɔ́ygú, a self-designation

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“Kiowa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kiowa. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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