Lakota

noun
La·​ko·​ta | \ lə-ˈkō-tə How to pronounce Lakota (audio) \
plural Lakota also Lakotas

Definition of Lakota

1 : a member of a western division of the Dakota peoples
2 : a dialect of Dakota

First Known Use of Lakota

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Lakota

Lakota lakʰóta, a self-designation

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“Lakota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lakota. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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