Cheyenne

noun
Chey·​enne | \ shī-ˈan How to pronounce Cheyenne (audio) , -ˈen How to pronounce Cheyenne (audio) \

Definition of Cheyenne

1 plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes : a member of a nation of Algonquian-speaking Indigenous peoples of the western Great Plains of the U.S.

Note: The Cheyenne divided into northern and southern branches in the 1830s, with the Southern Cheyenne uniting with the Southern Arapaho tribe to form the federally recognized Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Nations.

2 : the Algonquian language of the Cheyenne people

First Known Use of Cheyenne

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cheyenne

American French, from Dakota šahíyena

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“Cheyenne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheyenne. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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Cheyenne

noun
Chey·​enne | \ shī-ˈan How to pronounce Cheyenne (audio) , -ˈen \
plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes

Kids Definition of Cheyenne

1 : a member of a tribe of indigenous people of the western plains ranging between the Arkansas and Missouri rivers
2 : the language of the Cheyenne people

Cheyenne geographical name

Chey·​enne | \ shī-ˈan How to pronounce Cheyenne (audio) , -ˈen \

Definition of Cheyenne

1 river 527 miles (850 kilometers) long in South Dakota flowing northeast into the Missouri River
2 city in southeastern Wyoming, the state capital population 59,466

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