New Lakota Dictionary (NLD)

3.6
172 reviews
5K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The New Lakota Dictionary (NLD) Mobile App is the best way to look up Lakota words, hear pronunciation, and view thousands of example sentences while on the go. It’s the ultimate electronic Lakota learning and reference tool.

• Male and female voices for audio
• Consistent phonemic spelling – Standard Lakota Orthography
• Superior cross-referencing capabilities
• Faster and more responsive than online versions
• Works offline, without active data connection
• Inflection charts show extensive verb forms
• Copy/Paste by word or line
• Save favorites lists and navigate search history
• Leave comments to improve future versions
• Built in keyboard for typing special characters
• Built-In lemmatizer searches for conjugated verbs and word forms
• Over 400 native speakers involved in its development and review
• Accurate and reliable
• Fun to use and explore
• An excellent self-study tool

"The lemmatizer is one of the biggest advantages of the app when compared to the printed version of the NLD. Lakota is a highly agglutinating language. Affixes are added to words all the time, so unless you know the stem of the word with affixes, you won’t be able to find it in the dictionary. The app does that for you. If you type in e.g. waŋwíčhablake the app will show you the entry waŋyáŋkA."
Updated on
Jun 7, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

3.6
168 reviews
Kimberlee Campbell
September 10, 2023
The new version is very buggy and impossible to use. It's slow and mostly refuses to look up words in English and through some glitch, makes it impossible to click on what I find.. I want the old version back. After months of uninstalling and reinstalling, I'd say it's the app. Really badly done and lost all of the functionality it had before.
7 people found this review helpful
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Sinquah1
July 16, 2021
This used to be a great app, been using it for YEARS (when it cost $19.99). Then one day the app was empty with a window asking, "Download dictionary?", so I pushed "yes". After the window indicates that it has downloaded 100%, I get an error message. I've done this over and over to no avail. Reading some of reviews, looks like uninstalling it then reinstalling it won't work. :(
20 people found this review helpful
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Clem Wilkes
December 15, 2022
This version of the mobile app doesn't work nearly as well or easy as the 2 nd edition. I wish I could get my old version back. This one is less intuitive. I used the previous dictionary to translate songs primarily. But I always learned more from the definitions and examples than I ever expected to. Still there are some wakan concepts that aren't included or well defined. It was an awesome resource.
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What's new

Bugfixes: Example tap, Lakota Definitions and Abbreviations Settings, Dark Mode