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