Definitions

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

  • noun The Souian language spoken by the Assiniboin.
  • noun A member of the branch of the Sioux composed of the Yankton and Yanktonai. No longer in scholarly use.
  • noun The dialect of Dakota spoken by the Yankton and Yanktonai. No longer in scholarly use.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Lakota is the native word for one of the 3 nations of the "Sioux" tribe, the other 2 are known as the Nakota, and Dakota.

    Lakota Sioux declare sovereign nation status

  • It was a new generation of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, spearheaded by Stephen Yellow Hawk and Ira Taken Alive, that brought not only Native Americans from dozens of tribes to Rapid City, but also many more non-Natives than have been attendees in the past, thanks to the civic push of these young leaders.

    Tim Giago: Reconciling By Dancing to the Beat of Many Drums

  • It was a new generation of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, spearheaded by Stephen Yellow Hawk and Ira Taken Alive, that brought not only Native Americans from dozens of tribes to Rapid City, but also many more non-Natives than have been attendees in the past, thanks to the civic push of these young leaders.

    Tim Giago: Reconciling By Dancing to the Beat of Many Drums

  • The names Lakota, Dakota and Nakota -- which are known as the Sioux Indians -- were originally derived from a word meaning "allies."

    Jay Tavare: Divide and Conquer

  • The names Lakota, Dakota and Nakota -- which are known as the Sioux Indians -- were originally derived from a word meaning "allies."

    Jay Tavare: Divide and Conquer

  • By Lakota I mean it is only with the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota [Sioux] Nations.

    About the Lakota Sacred Red Stone C'anunpa

  • It seemed to me that the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota speakers in South Dakota were "out of sight and out of mind."

    Tim Giago: The Slow Death of American Newspapers

  • If so, I believe somebody took the money without any of us Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Cheyenne or Arikara knowing it.

    The Black Hills Are Everything!

  • It is good there is a Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and a 19th Keeper to bring it out and pray with it, but if this power cannot be used to save a people, that can make every Lakota/Dakota/Nakota pour that beer down the drain or dump that whiskey or wine on the ground or to burn those drugs, what good is it?

    Tim Giago: What good are the ceremonies if they cannot save a people?

  • For all of the of gold, silver, uranium, timber, water and other natural resources taken from the stolen lands until this very day, the monetary award offered to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people was less than puny.

    Tim Giago: A Story Dying to Be Told

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