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La·ko·ta

 (lə-kō′tə)
n. pl. Lakota or La·ko·tas
1. A member of the largest and westernmost of the Sioux, made up of seven groups including the Oglala, Hunkpapa, Brulé, Miniconjou, and Sihasapa. The Lakota became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating westward in the 1700s and figured prominently in the resistance to white encroachment on the northern Great Plains.
2. The Siouan language of the Lakota. In both senses also called Teton, Teton Sioux. See Usage Note at Nakota.

[Lakota lakxota, allies.]
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La•ko•ta

or La•kho•ta

(ləkˈoʊtə)

n., pl. -tas, (esp. collectively) -ta.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people, the westernmost branch of the Dakota.
2. the dialect of Dakota spoken by the Lakotas.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lakota - a member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains
Brule - a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
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
Miniconju - a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
Ogalala, Oglala - a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux and who formerly inhabited the Black Hills of western South Dakota
Sihasapa - a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
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
Two Kettle - a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
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