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

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly living in villages along the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota, with present-day descendants on Lake Sakakawea in west-central North Dakota.
  • noun The Siouan language of the Mandan.

Etymologies

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

[French Mandane, probably from Dakota mawátaɴna.]

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