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n. pl. Arikara or A·rik·a·ras
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Missouri River valley from Kansas into the Dakotas and now located in western North Dakota. Traditional Arikara life was based on agriculture and trade with the Plains Indians to the west.
2. The Caddoan language of the Arikara.
A•rik•a•ra(əˈrɪk ər ə)
n., pl. -ras, (esp. collectively) -ra.
1. a member of an American Indian people of North Dakota.
2. the Caddoan language of the Arikara, closely related to Pawnee.
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|Noun||1.||Arikara - a member of the Caddo people who formerly lived in the Dakotas west of the Missouri river|
Caddo - a group of Plains Indians formerly living in what is now North and South Dakota and Nebraska and Kansas and Arkansas and Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas
|2.||Arikara - the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara|