Pronunciation: (san-tē'),[key] —n. 1. a city in SW California. 47,080.
2. a river flowing SE from central South Carolina to the Atlantic. 143 mi. (230 km) long.
3. a branch of the Dakota Indians, comprising the Mdewakanton, Sisseton, Wahpekute, and Wahpeton.
4. the dialect of Dakota spoken by the Santee peoples. Also called Dakota(for defs. 3, 4).