Definition of Oglala in English:

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Pronunciation: /ōɡˈlälə/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Ogalala /ˌōɡəˈlälə/)

noun (plural same or Oglalas or Oglalas)

A member of the chief division of the Lakota people.
Example sentences
  • ‘Mad Bear’ Harney deeply humiliated the Lakotas and convinced the Oglalas and Brules that the time had come to withdraw from the Platte.
  • He was born in the Wyoming Territory in 1869 and belonged to the Oglalas, one of the seven bands of the Teton Sioux nation.
  • Browbeaten by the Oglalas, these Northern Indians resolved to leave the column, recruiting the crucial support of Touch the Clouds.


Relating to the Oglala.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, another force of mainly Oglala Sioux under Crazy Horse moved downstream then doubled back, enveloping Custer and his men in a pincer movement.
  • Emmanuel Webster was fully Oglala Sioux on his father's side.
  • If I have an ethical concern about this book, it is that Frazier over a long time was a cash cow and drinking companion for various Oglala acquaintances.


The name in Lakota.

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Syllabification: Og·la·la

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