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Cheyenne

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noun Chey·enne \shī-ˈan, -ˈen\

Definition of Cheyenne

plural

Cheyenne

or

Cheyennes

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the western plains of the United States

  2. 2 :  the Algonquian language of the Cheyenne people



Origin and Etymology of cheyenne

American French, from Dakota šahíyena


First Known Use: 1778


Cheyenne

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geographical name Chey·enne \shī-ˈan, -ˈen\

Definition of Cheyenne

  1. 1 river 527 miles (850 kilometers) South Dakota flowing NE into Missouri River

  2. 2 city SE Wyoming, its ∗ pop 59,466




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