Yanktonai

noun
Yank·​to·​nai | \ ˌyaŋk-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce Yanktonai (audio) \
plural Yanktonai or Yanktonais

Definition of Yanktonai

: a member of a Dakota people of the upper Midwestern United States

First Known Use of Yanktonai

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Yanktonai

borrowed from Dakota ihą́ktʰųwąna, a Yanktonai self-designation, literally, "little village on the end," from ihą́ke "on the end" + tʰųwą́ "village" + -na, diminutive suffix

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“Yanktonai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yanktonai. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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