Definitions for kiowaˈkaɪ ə wə, -ˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ
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Ki•o•waˈkaɪ ə wə, -ˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ(n.)(pl.)-was; -wa.
a member of a Plains Indian people living between the Arkansas and Red rivers in the mid-19th century: later confined to a reservation in the Indian Territory.
the language of the Kiowa, akin to the Tanoan languages.
a member of a Tanoan people living in the southwestern United States
the Tanoan language spoken by the Kiowa
The Kiowa people of North America, currently in Oklahoma.
The Kiowa language of the Kiowa-Tanoan language family.
The Kiowa are a nation of American Indians of the Great Plains. They migrated from western Montana southward into the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in the 17th and 18th centuries, and finally into the Southern Plains by the early 19th century. In 1867, the Kiowa moved to a reservation in southwestern Oklahoma. Today they are federally recognized as Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma with headquarters in Carnegie, Oklahoma. The Kiowa language is still spoken today and is part of the Tanoan language family. As of 2011, there are 12,000 members.
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