Mandan

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noun Man·dan \ˈman-ˌdan, -dən\

Definition of Mandan

plural

Mandan

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Mandans

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the Missouri River valley in North Dakota

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1790


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