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South Dakota Syllabification: South Da·ko·ta

Definition of South Dakota in English:

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.


South Dakotan
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Each slogan landed with the force of a punch and won cheers from a largely conservative crowd of South Dakotan students.
  • Women were not welcome in nineteenth-century South Dakotan bars, but she was a permanent fixture, wearing men's clothes, chewing tobacco, swearing, telling highly improbable anecdotes, and drinking like there was no tomorrow.
  • Perhaps partly she gets into trouble because the mysteries are irredeemably small town and South Dakotan.
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