Hokan-Siouan


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Hokan-Siouan

(hō`kən-so͞o`ən), linguistic stock, or family, whose member languages are spoken by Native Americans in North and Central America. See Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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lt;IR> EDWARD SAPIR </IR> later reduced these to six: Eskimo-Aleut, Algonquian-Wakashan, NaDene, Uto-Aztecan, Penutian, and Hokan-Siouan.
Of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock, the Mohawks were part of the Iroquois Confederacy.
about thirty tribes speaking allied languages of the Hokan-Siouan language family including the Dakota, Teton, Crow and Mandan.