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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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|Noun||1.||Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages|
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
Quapaw - a member of the Siouan people of the Arkansas river valley in Arkansas
|2.||Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages|
Omaha - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Omaha
Osage - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Osage
Quapaw - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Quapaw