1》 a member of a group of American Indian peoples formerly inhabiting the Midwest.
2》 the family of languages spoken by the Caddoans, which includes Pawnee, now all virtually extinct.
adjective relating to the Caddoans or their languages.
from Caddo (a Caddoan lang.) kaduhdacu, denoting a band belonging to this group, + -an.

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  • Caddoan — [kad′ōən] n. [coined (1891) by J. W. Powell < CADDO + AN] a family of North American Indian languages, including Caddo, Pawnee, and Arikara …   English World dictionary

  • Caddoan — noun a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo • Syn: ↑Caddo, ↑Caddoan language • Hypernyms: ↑Amerind, ↑Amerindian language, ↑American Indian language, ↑American Indian, ↑India …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caddoan — /kad oh euhn/, n. a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the upper Missouri valley in North Dakota, in the Platte valley in Nebraska, in southwestern Arkansas, and in neighboring parts of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. [CADDO +… …   Universalium

  • Caddoan — adjective Pertaining to the Caddo …   Wiktionary

  • Caddoan — n. Caddo, member of the Caddo group of Indian tribes adj. of or pertaining to the Caddo (group of Indian tribes) n. family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Caddo people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • caddoan — cad·do·an …   English syllables

  • Caddoan — Cad•do•an [[t]ˈkæd oʊ ən[/t]] n. peo a family of American Indian languages, including Arikara, Pawnee, and Caddo, spoken or formerly spoken in the Great Plains and adjacent areas of Arkansas and Louisiana …   From formal English to slang

  • Caddoan — /kæˈdoʊən/ (say ka dohuhn) noun a family of Native American languages of North America, including Pawnee and Wichita …   Australian English dictionary

  • Caddoan languages — Infobox Language family name=Caddoan region=Great Plains, North America familycolor=American family=Caddoan child1=Northen child2=Southern map caption=Caddoan languagesThe Caddoan languages are a family of Native American languages. They are… …   Wikipedia

  • Caddoan village bundle — A village bundle is a bundle or basket filled with ceremonial objects. It represents the spiritual and social organization of the village or community to which it belongs. These are associated with Native American groups including the Caddoan… …   Wikipedia

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