Definition of Siouan in English:

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Siouan

Pronunciation: /ˈso͞oən/

noun

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

adjective

Relating to 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.

Words that rhyme with Siouan

Ewan, Labuan, McEwan, McLuhan

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Syllabification: Siou·an

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