Definition of Siouan in English:


Syllabification: Siou·an
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞oən


  • A family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux and related peoples, including Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Lakota, Mandan, Omaha, and Yankton.
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    • The Monacan Nation is comprised primarily of descendants of the Siouan speaking Monacans, Tutelos, and Saponis.


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  • Relating to the Siouan language family.
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    • Members of the Siouan language family proper are to be found practically everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains except on the southern Plains and in the Northeast.
    • We examined the data for Algonquian as well as Siouan language groups.
    • His research helped debunk earlier notions that the Monacans and other Siouan groups were largely nomadic hunters and gatherers.

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