Mandan

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Man·dan

 (măn′dăn′)
n. pl. Mandan or Man·dans
1. A member of a Native American people formerly living in villages along the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota, with present-day descendants on Lake Sakakawea in west-central North Dakota.
2. The Siouan language of the Mandan.

[French Mandane, probably from Dakota mawátaNna.]

Man•dan

(ˈmæn dæn, -dən)

n., pl. -dans, (esp. collectively) -dan.
1. a member of an American Indian people of North Dakota.
2. the Siouan language of the Mandans.