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A family of North American Indian languages spoken formerly in the Dakotas, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana and presently in North Dakota and Oklahoma.


(Languages) a family of Native American languages, including Pawnee, formerly spoken in a wide area of the Midwest, and probably distantly related to Siouan


(ˈkæd oʊ ən)

a family of American Indian languages, including Arikara, Pawnee, and Caddo, spoken or formerly spoken in the Great Plains and adjacent areas of Arkansas and Louisiana.
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Noun1.Caddoan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Aricara, Arikara - the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara
Pawnee - the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee
Wichita - the Caddoan language spoken by the Wichita
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Northeastern Texas at one time supported a large population of Caddoans.
Eastward recession of the margin of the northeastern Texas piney woods has been brought about by human activities including clearing and burning by Caddoans, timber use for immigrant construction purposes, agricultural clearing by early and current residents, and early and current timber harvest.
Pecan Point was the location of a large Caddoan village on the south side of the Red River which was inhabited in 1815.