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Comes from the "Lakota" tribe. Lakota is a m/f name, Native American origin meaning "alliance".
-- lakota1  4/30/2005
Dakota, Lakota and Nakota are "branches" of the Sioux tribe. Then, there are several "side branches", like Oglala and Yanktonai.
-- Caprice  7/25/2005
This isn't really a Native American name, it's a word which refers to their allies - and using it as a proper name is quite ignorant and insulting. http://www.native-languages.org/wrongnames.htm
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2007
Dakota doesn't mean "friend". It actually means "the allies" in the Dakota language, and it is a plural noun. Read here for more information - http://www.native-languages.org/wrongnames.htm.
-- Anonymous User  8/20/2009

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