Dhegiha


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Dhe·gi·ha

 (dā′jē-hä′)
n. pl. Dhegiha or Dhe·gi·has
1. A branch of the Siouan language family comprising the Omaha, Ponca, Osage, Kansa, and Quapaw languages.
2. A member of any of the peoples speaking a language of this branch.
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Noun1.Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
Kansa, Kansas - a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas
Maha, Omaha - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
Osage - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Missouri in the valleys of the Missouri and Osage rivers; oil was found on Osage lands early in the 20th century
Ponca, Ponka - a member of the Siouan people of the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
Quapaw - a member of the Siouan people of the Arkansas river valley in Arkansas
Siouan, Sioux - 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
2.Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages
Kansa, Kansas - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
Omaha - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Omaha
Osage - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Osage
Ponca, Ponka - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Ponca
Quapaw - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Quapaw
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
References in periodicals archive ?
These narratives include the mythological epic poems developed by the Native Americans of the Dhegiha Confederacy, concretely the Osages (Vaschenko 1996).
She collaborates regularly with other linguists working in the Siouan languages, especially with the Dhegiha languages, of which Osage is a member.
Several hundred years ago, the Quapaw were a division of a larger group known as the Dhegiha Sioux.