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Siouan

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːən
 
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Definition of Siouan in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux and related people, including Dakota, Hidatsa, and Crow.
Example sentences
  • The Monacan Nation is comprised primarily of descendants of the Siouan speaking Monacans, Tutelos, and Saponis.

adjective

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Relating to or denoting the Siouan language family.
Example sentences
  • 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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