Definition of Kiowa in English:


Syllabification: Ki·o·wa
Pronunciation: /ˈkīəwə/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun (plural same or Kiowas)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people of the southern plains of the US, now living mainly in Oklahoma.
  • 2The language of the Kiowa, related to the Tanoan group.
  • 3 (in full Kiowa Apache) An Athabaskan (Apache) language of western Oklahoma and neighboring areas.


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  • Relating to the Kiowa or their languages.


from American Spanish Caygua, perhaps from Caddoan kā́hīwa’ 'Kiowa'.

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