Meaning of Siouan in English:

Siouan

Pronunciation /ˈsuːən/

noun

mass noun
  • A family of languages spoken by the Sioux and related peoples, including Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Lakota, Mandan, Omaha, and Yankton.

    • ‘The Monacan Nation is comprised primarily of descendants of the Siouan speaking Monacans, Tutelos, and Saponis.’

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting the Siouan language family.

    ‘Members of the Siouan language family proper are to be found practically everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains except on the southern Plains and in the Northeast.’
    • ‘We examined the data for Algonquian as well as Siouan language groups.’
    • ‘His research helped debunk earlier notions that the Monacans and other Siouan groups were largely nomadic hunters and gatherers.’