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n. pl. Hunkpapa or Hunk·pa·pas
A member of a Native American people constituting a subdivision of the Lakota, formerly inhabiting an area from the western Dakotas to southeast Montana, with a present-day population along the border between North and South Dakota. The Hunkpapa figured prominently in the resistance to white encroachment on the northern Great Plains.
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Noun1.Hunkpapa - a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux and who formerly lived in the western Dakotas; they were prominent in resisting the white encroachment into the northern Great Plains
Lakota, Teton, Teton Dakota, Teton Sioux - a member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains
2.Hunkpapa - a Siouan language spoken by the Hunkpapa
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
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