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South Dakota

 
pronunciation:
saUth d ko t
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the midwestern United States. Its capital is Pierre. (abbreviation: SD)
 
derivation: South Dakotan (n.)
Word History
Dakota means "allies" or "friends" in a Sioux language. The Dakota Territory was named after the Dakota Sioux, one of several Native American nations from that area. The Dakota Territory was divided into South Dakota and North Dakota when they became states in 1889.