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

  • The Dakota Territory or (after 1889) the states of North Dakota and South Dakota.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Ethnol.) An extensive race or stock of Indians, including many tribes, mostly dwelling west of the Mississippi River; -- also, in part, called Sioux.

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  • noun Plural form of Dakota.


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