Sioux Submitted Place Names

Sioux names are used by the Sioux (Lakota and Dakota) people of the central United States and Canada.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Arapaho (Settlement) Sioux
Arapaho is probably from Hidatsa arúpahu, or a cognate word in another Siouan language. Apparently borrowed from a widespread Siouan designation for one or more Arapaho bands, compare, in Siouan languages: Crow arappaho, Hidatsa arúpahu, Mandan "Arrapahó", Omaha-Ponca aðábahu, and Kansa aropwahì... [more]
Omaha (Settlement) Sioux
Siouan people of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, Maha, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow." The Nebraska city was founded in 1854.