Pronunciation: (kī'u-wu, -wä", -wā"), [key]
—pl. -was, (esp. collectively) -wa for 1.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people of the southwestern U.S.
2. a language that is closely related to Tanoan and is the language of the Kiowa people.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.