borrowed from Dakota ihą́ktʰųwąna, a Yanktonai self-designation, literally, "little village on the end," from ihą́ke "on the end" + tʰųwą́ "village" + -na, diminutive suffix
1863, in the meaning defined above
“Yanktonai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yanktonai. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
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