Where on earth do they speak Dakota?

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Language: Dakota
Number of speakers: 18800
Language code: dak
Alternate names: Dakota, Sioux
Where spoken: Canada, United States of America

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  • Language classification: Siouan-Catawban, Siouan, Mississippi Valley-Ohio Valley Siouan, Mississippi Valley Siouan, Dakota
  • Dialects: Dakhota, Dakota, Nakoda, Nakota, Santee, Santee-Sisseton, Yankton, Yankton-Yanktonais
  • Also spoken in: United States
  • Region: Several widely dispersed reservation communities in Minnesota, eastern Nebraska and the Dakotas; South Dakota, Yankton and Crow Creek reservations; North Dakota, northern Standing Rock Reservation, Devils Lake and Fort Peck reservations. Also in Canada.