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

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast Nebraska near the Niobrara River, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and Nebraska. The Ponca are closely related to the Omaha in language and history.
  • noun The Siouan language of the Ponca, dialectally related to Omaha.

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  • noun the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Ponca
  • noun a member of the Siouan people of the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska


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