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n. pl. Hidatsa or Hi·dat·sas
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an area along the Missouri River in western North Dakota.
2. The Siouan language of this people. In both senses also called Gros Ventre.

[Hidatsa hirá·ca (originally the name of the largest division of the Hidatsa people), of unknown origin (although traditionally thought to be derived from wirahacitatí, willow tree houses).]


(hiˈdɑt sɑ)

n., pl. -sas, (esp. collectively) -sa.
1. a member of an American Indian people of North Dakota.
2. the Siouan language of the Hidatsa.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hidatsa - a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North DakotaHidatsa - a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota
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.Hidatsa - a Siouan language spoken by the Hidatsa
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
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North Dakota is home to thousands of students who enroll each year in one of the states five tribal colleges: Turtle Mountain Community College, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (formerly Fort Berthold Community College), United Tribes Technical College, Sitting Bull College, and Cankdeska Cikana Community College.
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Kidnapped by the Hidatsa when she was just a girl, forced to travel east hundreds of miles across the plains far from her home, and then sold to what many have speculated was a brutal man, Sacajewea had already suffered trauma by the time Lewis and Clark arrived in her Hidatsa village on the banks of the Missouri river in 1804.
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