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.

• 27,000 entries
• 53,000 sentences
• 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
• Built-In lemmatizer searches for conjugated verbs and word forms
• Over 400 native speakers involved in its development and review
• Regularly updated
• Accurate and reliable
• Fun to use and explore
• An excellent self-study investment

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.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Updated version number to 2.0. More than 3,500 additional recordings have been added to the database along with many added and revised entries.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
Sk507 ,

Needs better navigation

When I’m in an entry and I click on another word it would be nice to be able to swipe or use the arrow back to go back to where I navigated from to go between pages rather than swiping and it goes to the next alphabetical entry. I know it’s a dictionary but it would be nice to have some text about letter sounds and piecing together sentences correctly since it’s different from the English order. That’s where I have a problem with the example sentences clicking on a word to see what it is and then not being able to nav back to where I was without re-searching the page I was at

Marilyn Fox ,

Deleting soon

App is very frustrating to use. Needs to be updated. I’d rather take the time to search on kiwichoiye than refer to the dictionary for the newly added words. The app won’t allow me to view the word I’m searching for and instead leads me to a different word. I cannot tap on any of the datives for further conjugation and the words with male and female pronunciation say entirely different words. Disappointed in the neglect of some simple app structure/development.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry for the poor experience and we hope you will update your app to the latest version 2.0. Please visit the iTunes store and download the latest update. If you have any issues with the update, please let us know immediately and we can help troubleshoot the problems.

Please let us know if this app update is successful and that your dictionary is working. We hope that it works for you and that you will reconsider your review.

Lakota language learner ,

Super handy

It's great to have this mobile dictionary! Quickest and easiest way to look up new or confusing words. Lost a star because navigation is not great easy to lose your place and have to re search the word.


Lakota Language Consortium, Inc.
189.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014


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