Definition of South Dakota in English:

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South Dakota

A state in the northern central US; population 804,194 (est. 2008); capital, Pierre; statehood, Nov. 2, 1889 (40). Acquired partly by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it became a part of the former Dakota Territory in 1861. The scene of a gold rush in 1874, it separated from North Dakota in 1889.

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Syllabification: South Da·ko·ta

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