Iowa 1

I·o·wa 1

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Iowa definition

n. pl. Iowa or I·o·was
1.
a. A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Iowa and southwest Minnesota, with present-day descendants in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
b. A member of this people.
2. The Siouan language of the Iowa.

Iowa etymology

[From French ayoés, ultimately from Dakota ayúxba.]

Iowa derivatives

Iprime.gifo·wa adj.

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