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North Dakota

North Dakota

pronunciation:
north d ko t
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part of speech: noun
definition: a north central U.S. state on the Canadian border between Minnesota and Montana. (abbr.: ND)
derivation: North 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 Indian nations from the area. The Dakota Territory was divided into North Dakota and South Dakota when they became states in 1889.