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Wašíču is the Lakota and Dakota word for people of non-indigenous descent, Native Languages of the Americas. (retrieved 23 Jan 2011) with derogatory connotations. It expresses the native population's perception of the non-Natives' relationship with the land and the native population. Typically it refers to white people

"Wasicun" means non-Indian. The Lakota word for "taking the fat" (wašin icu)

In Dakota, Wašicu also means the English language.

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Oglala Lakota leader Black Elk (1863—1950) used the term freely in his book, Black Elk Speaks, referring to European-Americans who spoke dishonestly. "Wasichu" is a fifth season episode of the television series Criminal Intent, about a lobbyist and Indian gaming. Internet Movie Database. (retrieved 23 Jan 2011) Washichu is a rock band from New......
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