Siouan
noun Date: 1885 1. an American Indian language family of central and southeastern North America 2. a member of any of the peoples speaking Siouan languages

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  • Siouan — 1885, from SIOUX (Cf. Sioux) + AN (Cf. an). Replacing Dakotan …   Etymology dictionary

  • Siouan — [so͞o′ən] n. a family of North American Indian languages formerly spoken in the WC U.S., central Canada, and parts of Virginia and the Carolinas: it includes Iowa, Mandan, Dakota, Crow, Omaha, Hidatsa, Osage, etc. adj. designating or of this… …   English World dictionary

  • Siouan — I noun 1. a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains • Syn: ↑Sioux • Derivationally related forms: ↑Siouan (for: ↑Sioux) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siouan — /sooh euhn/, n. 1. an American Indian language family formerly widespread from Saskatchewan to the lower Mississippi, also found in the Virginia and Carolina piedmont, and including Catawba, Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Mandan, Osage, and Winnebago. 2 …   Universalium

  • Siouan — [ su:ən] noun a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux and related people, including Dakota and Crow. adjective relating to Siouan …   English new terms dictionary

  • Siouan — adjective Of or relating to the Sioux people, culture or languages. See Also: Sioux …   Wiktionary

  • Siouan — adj. of or pertaining to the Sioux Indians; of or pertaining to the Sioux language group …   English contemporary dictionary

  • siouan — siou·an …   English syllables

  • Siouan — Siou•an [[t]ˈsu ən[/t]] n. peo a family of American Indian languages, including Dakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Crow, Winnebago, Osage, and Catawba, spoken or formerly spoken by peoples dispersed over a large area of central and SE North America •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Siouan — /ˈsuən/ (say soohuhn) noun 1. a Native American linguistic family formerly widespread in the central and south eastern parts of the North American continent. –adjective 2. denoting or relating to this linguistic group …   Australian English dictionary

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