Mandan

noun Man·dan \ ˈman-ˌdan , -dən \

Definition of Mandan

plural Mandan or Mandans
1 :a member of an American Indian people of the Missouri River valley in North Dakota
2 :the Siouan language of the Mandans

Origin and Etymology of mandan

French Mantanne, Mendanne, from Dakota (Santee dialect) mawátąna or a cognate Sioux form


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