Mandan

noun
Man·​dan | \ ˈman-ˌdan How to pronounce Mandan (audio) , -dən\
plural Mandan or Mandans

Definition of Mandan

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

First Known Use of Mandan

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mandan

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

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