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- adj. Of or relating to the Catawba people, culture or language.
- adj. Of the subfamily of the Siouan-Catawban language family which contains the Catawba language and the Woccon language.
- n. A member of the Catawba people.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Catawba County.
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Their languages are part of a family that linguistic anthropologists call Siouan or Siouan-Catawban, which is still spoken on the Great Plains of the United States and parts of southern Canada.
(numbered and given as a distinct family in table, but inconsistently noted in foot-note where referred to as Catawban family.) > Dahcotas, Bancroft, Hist.
Gallatin thought that he was able to discern some affinities of the Catawban language with “Muskhogee and even with Choctaw,” though these were not sufficient to induce him to class them together.