Definition of South Dakota in US English:

South Dakota

proper noun

  • A state in the northern central US; population 804,194 (est. 2008); capital, Pierre. Acquired partly by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it became a part of the former Dakota Territory in 1861. It separated from North Dakota in 1889, becoming the 40th state of the US.


South Dakota

/ˌsaʊθ dəˈkoʊdə/