Definitions for Dakotadəˈkoʊ tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Da•ko•ta*dəˈkoʊ tə(n.)(pl.)-tas; -ta

  1. a former territory in the U.S.: divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota 1889.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. the Dakotas, North Dakota and South Dakota.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. a member of an American Indian people of Minnesota and the N Great Plains in the mid-19th century: later confined to reservations, mainly in the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, and Canada.

    Category: Peoples

  4. the easternmost subgroup of the Dakota.

    Category: Peoples

  5. the Siouan language of the Dakota.

    Category: Peoples

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Da•ko′tan(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dakota(noun)

    a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux

  2. Dakota(noun)

    the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota

  3. Dakota(noun)

    the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota


  1. Dakota(Noun)

    A member of the Dakota people.

  2. Dakota(ProperNoun)

    the Santee branch of the Sioux people; the language of these people

  3. Dakota(ProperNoun)

    either of the two states North Dakota or South Dakota

  4. Dakota(ProperNoun)




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