Definition of Yankton in English:

Yankton

noun

  • 1A member of an American Indian people of the Great Plains of North and South Dakota.

    • ‘Like the Yankton / Yanktonai Sioux, the Santee grudgingly accepted ‘concentration’ in 1858.’
    • ‘Though Robertson refers to the Yanktons and Santees throughout the book as Lakotas, they are, in fact, Dakota people.’
  • 2The Siouan language of the Yankton.

adjective

  • Relating to the Yankton or their language.

    • ‘‘Isn't Yankton that settlement they just built, after that treaty with the Yankton Sioux? ‘asked Adam.’’
    • ‘The ‘reformers ‘- notably John Collier, founder of the American Indian Defense Association, and Gertrude Bonnin, a Yankton Dakota - sought to preserve Native American resources, crafts, culture, land, and spirituality.’’

Origin

From Sioux ihãkthũwã, literally those dwelling at the end.

Pronunciation:

Yankton

/ˈyaNGktən/