Quapaw

noun
Qua·paw
variants: or less commonly Kwapa \ˈkwȯˌpȯ \
plural Quapaw or Quapaws

Definition of Quapaw 

1a : a Siouan people of the Arkansas river valley, Arkansas

b : a member of such people

2 : a dialect of Dhegiha

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Quapaw Ugákhpa, literally, downstream people

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