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Sisseton Dakotah

Dakota is the language of the Dakota people. The Dakota and other peoples have been called the "Sioux" by French and English colonists, but each group has its own name.

There are several varieties of the Dakota language, each spoken by a different oyate (nation) of the Dakota people.


Sisseton Dakotah is a variety of Eastern Dakota spoken by the Sisseton and Wahpeton peoples in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Our Sisseton Dakotah course was created by the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakotah Language Institute in 2016.

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