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Siouan Language Family

The Siouan language family is primarily spoken today in the American Great Plains and in the southern part of Canada. It originally consisted of 17 languages, of which many are either extinct or severely endangered today. Linguists think that the Siouan people migrated over a thousand years ago from North Carolina and Virginia to Ohio. Some went down the ...Full Article


Dakota belongs to the Dakota branch of the Siouan-Catawban language family. Its closest relatives are Assiniboine, Lakota, and Stoney (Ethnologue) spoken in widely scattered groups in South-Central Canada and ...Full Article