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n. pl. Ponca or Pon·cas
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast Nebraska near the Niobrara River, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and Nebraska. The Ponca are closely related to the Omaha in language and history.
2. The Siouan language of the Ponca, dialectally related to Omaha.
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|Noun||1.||Ponca - a member of the Siouan people of the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska|
Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
|2.||Ponca - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Ponca|
Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages
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