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Dakota (Dakhótiyapi, Dakȟótiyapi), also referred to as Dakhota, is a Siouan language spoken by the Dakota people of the Sioux tribes.
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Lakota language

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Dakota is closely related to and mutually intelligible with the Lakota language.
Though generally taught and considered by speakers as a separate language, Lakota is mutually intelligible with the other two languages (such as Dakota language), and is considered by most linguists as one of the three major varieties of the Sioux language.

Dakota people

Dakota (Dakhótiyapi, Dakȟótiyapi), also referred to as Dakhota, is a Siouan language spoken by the Dakota people of the Sioux tribes.
The word Dakota means "ally" in the Dakota language, and their autonyms include Ikčé Wičhášta ("Indian people") and Dakhóta Oyáte ("Dakota people").

Sioux language

SiouxDakotaSiouan languages (Dakota/Sioux)
For a comparative table of the various writing systems conceived over time for the Sioux languages, cf. the specific section of the article Sioux language.
See Lakota sound system and Dakota sound system.


MNMinnesotaState of Minnesota
The word Minnesota comes from the Dakota name for the Minnesota River: The river got its name from one of two words in the Dakota language, 'Mní sóta' which means "clear blue water", or 'Mnißota', which means cloudy water.


Dakota (Dakhótiyapi, Dakȟótiyapi), also referred to as Dakhota, is a Siouan language spoken by the Dakota people of the Sioux tribes.

Gwen Westerman

Westerman is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate and speaker of the Dakota language.

Association on American Indian Affairs

The Association on American Indian Affairs website offers an extensive selection of Dakotah learning resources, including CDs, DVDs, flashcards, and software.
2006 AAIA creates Dakotah-language Scrabble game and hosts first tournament

South Dakota

SDSouth DakotaState of South Dakota
As of the 2000 census, 1.90% of the population aged 5 or older speak German at home, while 1.51% speak Lakota or Dakota, and 1.43% Spanish.


ManitobaMBManitoba, Canada
In 2010, the provincial government of Manitoba passed the Aboriginal Languages Recognition Act, which gives official recognition to seven indigenous languages: Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuktitut, Michif, Ojibway and Oji-Cree.

Floyd Westerman

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Floyd Westerman, also known as Kanghi Duta i.e. "Red Crow" in Dakota (August 17, 1936 – December 13, 2007), was a Sioux musician, political activist, and actor.

Wahoo, Nebraska

Wahoo (Dakota: wǧhu; "arrow wood") is a city and county seat of Saunders County, Nebraska, United States.


Wa-na-ta (Dakota: Wánataŋ which translates as One who charges, or Charger) or Waneta was a chief of the Yanktonai, a tribe of the Dakota.

Outline of Minnesota

Known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the state's name comes from a Dakota word for "sky-tinted water".

Little Crow

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Little Crow (Dakota: Thaóyate Dúta; ca. 1810 – July 3, 1863) was a chief of the Mdewakanton Dakota people.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

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The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) (Dakota: Bdemayaṭo Oyate) is a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe of Mdewakanton Dakota people, located southwest of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, within parts of the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee in Scott County, Minnesota.

Prairie Island Indian Community

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Prairie Island Indian Community (Dakota: Tinta Winta) is a Mdewakanton Sioux Indian reservation in Goodhue County, Minnesota, along the Mississippi River.

Clear Lake, South Dakota

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Clear Lake (Dakota: mdéza; "Clear") is a city in and the county seat of Deuel County, South Dakota, United States.

Cloud Man

Ḣeyate OtuŋweCloudmanMarpiya Wicasta
Cloud Man (Dakota: Maḣpiya Wic̣aṡṭa; – 1862/1863) was a Dakota chief.

Lower Sioux Indian Reservation

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The Lower Sioux Indian Reservation, (Dakota: Cansa'yapi; ) also known as the Mdewakanton Tribal Reservation, is an Indian reservation located along the southern bank of the Minnesota River in Paxton and Sherman townships in Redwood County, Minnesota.

Onaka, South Dakota

Onaka (Dakota: oyanka; "place") is a town in Faulk County, South Dakota, United States.

Upper Sioux Indian Reservation

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The Upper Sioux Indian Reservation (or Pezihutazizi in Dakota) is the reservation of the Upper Sioux Community, one of the three federally recognized bands of the Mdewakanton tribe of Sioux people.