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Definitions for dakota
dəˈkoʊ tədako·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dakotanoun

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

  2. Dakotanoun

    the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota

  3. Dakotanoun

    the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota


  1. Dakotanoun

    A member of the Dakota people.

  2. Dakotanoun

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

  3. Dakotanoun

    either of the two states North Dakota or South Dakota

  4. Dakotanoun

    The Santee branch of the Sioux people.

  5. Dakotanoun

    The language of these people.

  6. Dakotanoun

    Either of the two states North Dakota or South Dakota.

  7. Dakotanoun

    A unisex given name transferred from the place name.

    'Montana?' I said. 'You can't call a kid Montana'―these friends of mine were going to call their new baby girl Montana and I tried to talk them out of it, because I'm sick of Australians naming their kids after American placenames, I'm sick of all these Montanas and Delawares and Indianas and Dallases. You'd never hear it the other way around; you're not going to hear about an American kid called Warrnambool or Kooweerup― and they said,'Okay okay, we won't call her Montana.' So they called her Dakota.


  1. Dakota

    Dakota (released in the US as "Dakota (You Made Me Feel Like the One)") is a song by Welsh alternative rock band Stereophonics. It was the first single from their fifth studio album Language. Sex. Violence. Other? and was released on 28 February 2005. It was the first Stereophonics single to reach number 1 on the UK Singles Chart or to chart on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song spent a total of 44 weeks on the UK singles chart, the most any Stereophonics single has managed, and it also topped the download chart, remaining on the chart for 22 weeks, half of which were spent in the top 10. The song has been compared to the works of U2. It also made an appearance in the video games FIFA Manager 06 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010.


  1. dakota

    "Dakota" can have several meanings including: 1. A Native American tribe based primarily in North and South Dakota regions. The Dakota tribe is part of the Sioux Nation. 2. It also refers to two U.S. states: North Dakota and South Dakota. 3. The name "Dakota" is also used as a given name for both males and females. 4. It can also refer to a language spoken by the Dakota people. 5. Additionally, it's the name of a popular truck model by Dodge (Dodge Dakota).



    The Design Analysis Kit for Optimization and Terascale Applications is a software toolkit developed by engineers at Sandia National Laboratories to provide a flexible, extensible interface between analysis codes and iterative systems analysis methods. DAKOTA contains optimization algorithms using gradient and nongradient-based methods, parameter estimation with nonlinear least squares methods, uncertainty quantification with sampling, reliability, and stochastic finite element methods, and sensitivity/variance analysis with design of experiments and parameter study capabilities.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dakota

    A Territory in the north central part of the United States. It was organized under a territorial form of government March 2, 1861, but very extensive alterations have since been made in its boundaries. The Territory has been greatly disturbed by marauding bands of Sioux Indians, or Dakotas, who were in 1862 and 1863 especially daring and aggressive, and though they have frequently been defeated by U. S. troops, notably under Gens. Sully and Sibley in 1863, they are still very troublesome, necessitating the frequent intervention of troops for the protection of the settlers.

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    Song lyrics by dakota -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by dakota on the Lyrics.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dakota

    From the Dacoits, a tribe of Indians found there.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dakota is ranked #64891 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dakota surname appeared 306 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dakota.

    61.7% or 189 total occurrences were White.
    21.9% or 67 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    8.5% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.9% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dakota in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dakota in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dakota in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    It's much more about some of the states like Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, where... they never had a pretty good reserve of intensive care beds and things like South Dakota. I hope they'll be okay, but it's still a risk that, as you get more surging, they're going to run out of capacity.

  2. Lynn Helms:

    North Dakota's been almost seven years since North Dakota oil producers've seen numbers that low in the permitting category.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The President need a senator who doesn't just talk like they're from North Dakota, but votes like they're from North Dakota. That's what The President need, and that's Kevin Cramer.

  4. Donald Trump:

    You need a senator who doesn't just talk like they're from North Dakota, but votes like they're from North Dakota. That's what you need, and that's Kevin Cramer.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    Our families couldn't be happier for Bristol and Dakota! We're honored to welcome Dakota into our family. He's an American hero and patriot whose service to our country -- like all his fellow Medal of Honor recipients -- has been above and beyond the call of duty; but even more important is he's a good and kind man who loves Bristol and Tripp, and is loved by them, yes, God working behind the scenes to turn beauty from ashes. Had tough circumstances in their lives not occurred, and had they reacted differently to those circumstances, they'd have never met.

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