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Siou·an

 (so͞o′ən)
n.
1. A large North American Indian language family spoken from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains and southward to Arkansas as well as in South Carolina.
2. A member of a Siouan-speaking people.


Siou′an adj.

Siouan

(ˈsuːən)
n
(Languages) a family of North American Indian languages including Sioux, probably related to Iroquoian
adj
(Peoples) of or relating to the Sioux peoples or languages

Siou•an

(ˈsu ən)

n.
a family of American Indian languages, including Dakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Crow, Winnebago, Osage, and Catawba, spoken or formerly spoken by peoples dispersed over a large area of central and SE North America.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.Siouan - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky MountainsSiouan - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
Biloxi - a member of the Siouan people of southeastern Mississippi
Catawba - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
Crow - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
Dakota - a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
Gros Ventre, Hidatsa - a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota
Iowa, Ioway - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri
Missouri - a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
Ofo - a member of the Siouan people living in the Yazoo river valley in Mississippi
Oto, Otoe - a member of the Siouan people inhabiting the valleys of the Platte and Missouri rivers in Nebraska
Eastern Sioux, Santee, Santee Dakota, Santee Sioux - a member of the eastern branch of the Sioux
Lakota, Teton, Teton Dakota, Teton Sioux - a member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains
Tutelo - a member of the Siouan people of Virginia and North Carolina
Winnebago - a member of the Siouan-speaking people formerly living in eastern Wisconsin south of Green Bay; ally of the Menomini and enemy of the Fox and Sauk people
2.Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Biloxi - the Siouan language spoken by the Biloxi
Catawba - the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba
Chiwere - the Siouan language spoken by the Iowa and Oto and Missouri
Crow - a Siouan language spoken by the Crow
Dakota - the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota
Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages
Gros Ventre, Hidatsa - a Siouan language spoken by the Hidatsa
Hunkpapa - a Siouan language spoken by the Hunkpapa
Ofo - a Siouan language spoken by the Ofo
Ogalala, Oglala - a Siouan language spoken by the Oglala
Santee - the Siouan language spoken by the Santee
Tutelo - the Siouan language spoken by the Tutelo
Winnebago - the Siouan language spoken by the Winnebago
Adj.1.Siouan - of or relating to the Sioux people or their language and culture