Dakota

noun Da·ko·ta \ də-ˈkō-tə \

Definition of Dakota

plural Dakotas also Dakota
1 :a member of an American Indian people of the northern Mississippi River valley
2 :the Siouan language of the Dakota people

Origin and Etymology of dakota

Dakota (Yankton-Yánktonai and Santee dialects) dakhóta, perhaps literally, friendly, allied


Dakota

geographical name Da·ko·ta \ də-ˈkō-tə \

Definition of Dakota

territory (1861–89) in the northwestern U.S. that was divided in 1889 into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota (the Da*ko*tas play \-təz\ )

Dakotan

play \-ˈkō-tᵊn\ adjective or noun

DAKOTA Defined for Kids

Dakota

noun Da·ko·ta \ də-ˈkō-tə \

Definition of Dakota for Students

plural Dakotas also Dakota
1 :a member of an American Indian people of the area that is now Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
2 :the language of the Dakota people

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