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Cad·do

 (kăd′ō)
n. pl. Caddo or Cad·dos
1. A member of a Native American confederacy composed of numerous small tribes formerly inhabiting the Red River area of Louisiana, Arkansas, and eastern Texas and now located in central Oklahoma.
2. The Caddoan language of the Caddo.

[French, from Caddo kaduhdā·čuʔ, a major tribe of the Caddo confederacy.]

Cad•do

(ˈkæd oʊ)

n., pl. -dos, (esp. collectively) -do.
1. a member of any of several American Indian peoples formerly located in Arkansas, Louisiana, and E Texas, and now living in Oklahoma.
2. the Caddoan language of the Caddo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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
Aricara, Arikara - a member of the Caddo people who formerly lived in the Dakotas west of the Missouri river
Eyeish - a member of the Caddo people of northeastern Texas
Kichai - a member of a Caddo people formerly living in north central Texas
Pawnee - a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma
Wichita - a member of the Caddo people formerly living between Kansas and central Texas
2.Caddo - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Smith, The Caddo Indians, 8-9, 54, 166, 173n12, 183nl0; John C.
Francisco Casanas to the Viceroy of Mexico, August 16, 1691, in John Reed Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (1942; Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996), 245.
George Sabo III, "Dancing into the Past: Colonial Legacies in Modern Caddo Indian Ceremony," in A Whole Country in Commotion: The Louisiana Purchase and the American Southwest (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2005), 149-68, 164.