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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the largest and westernmost of the Sioux, made up of seven groups including the Oglala, Hunkpapa, Brulé, Miniconjou, and Sihasapa. The Lakota became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating westward in the 1700s and figured prominently in the resistance to white encroachment on the northern Great Plains.
  • noun The Siouan language of the Lakota.

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  • proper noun A Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux, now living primarily on the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Lower Brule, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservations.
  • proper noun The language spoken by the Lakota.

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  • noun a member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Lakota lakxota, allies.]

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Lakota for "alliance of friends"

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