geographical name
Sas·​katch·​e·​wan | \ sə-ˈska-chə-wən How to pronounce Saskatchewan (audio) , sa-, -ˌwän\

Definition of Saskatchewan

1 river 340 miles (547 kilometers) long in south central Canada formed by the confluence in central Saskatchewan of two branches rising in the Rockies in Alberta, the North Saskatchewan (760 miles, or 1216 kilometers, long) and the South Saskatchewan (865 miles, or 1384 kilometers, long), and flowing east into Lake Winnipeg
2 province of southwestern Canada bordering the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota; capital Regina area 227,119 square miles (588,239 square kilometers), population 1,033,381

Other Words from Saskatchewan

Saskatchewanian \ sə-​ˌska-​chə-​ˈwä-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Saskatchewanian (audio) , sa-​ \ adjective or noun

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