nounpl. -·dos or -·do
- a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living in Louisiana, Arkansas, and E Texas, now living mainly in Oklahoma
- the Caddoan language of these peoples
Origin of CaddoLouisiana French Cadaux, shortened from Spanish Cadojodacho from Caddo kaduhdá?u?, name of a major group of the Caddo confederacy
nounpl. Caddo, or Cad·dos
- A member of a Native American confederacy composed of numerous small tribes formerly inhabiting the Red River area of Louisiana, Arkansas, and eastern Texas and now located in central Oklahoma.
- The Caddoan language of the Caddo.
Origin of CaddoFrench from Caddo kaduhdā·ču&qnodot; a major tribe of the Caddo confederacy
(plural Caddo or Caddos)
- A member of one of the Caddo tribes.
- A confederacy of several southeastern Native American tribes, who inhabited much of what is now East Texas, western Louisiana and portions of southern Arkansas and Oklahoma in the sixteenth century.
- A Caddoan language of the Southern Plains of the United States, spoken by the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.