- a province in W Canada. 251,700 sq. mi. (651,900 sq. km). Capital: Regina.
- a river in SW Canada, flowing E to Lake Winnipeg: formed by the junction of the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers. 1205 miles (1940 km) long.
Examples from the Web for saskatchewan
Harvey now lives in the central prairie province of Saskatchewan, Canadian news reports say, along with her husband and son.Canada’s Newest Refugee: A Florida Mom Convicted of Unlawful Sex With a Minor
June 10, 2014
This one was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, on the outskirts of Saskatoon, in the heart of Western Canada's wheat prairies.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
For example, in British Columbia, greenhouse gas emissions might go up, while in Saskatchewan, they would plummet.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows, May 11
May 11, 2014
Alison is played by the marvelous Tatiana Maslany, an actress who hails from Regina, Saskatchewan.Why Should You Watch 'Orphan Black'? Tatiana Maslany.
April 19, 2014
Helm knows that even readers in his native Saskatchewan, far from the entertainments of cosmopolitan Toronto, need a plot.The Canadian Faulkner
June 24, 2013
Up the mighty Saskatchewan for nearly a thousand miles they hurried on.Oowikapun
Egerton Ryerson Young
It bordered a stream flowing, I concluded, into the Saskatchewan.Snow Shoes and Canoes
William H. G. Kingston
“Heard you any news from the Saskatchewan of late,” said he.Away in the Wilderness
O man, if they would only send me up the Saskatchewan River!The Young Fur Traders
The Saskatchewan brigade is the largest and most noisy that halts at Norway House.Hudson Bay
- a province of W Canada: consists of part of the Canadian Shield in the north and open prairie in the south; economy based chiefly on agriculture and mineral resources. Capital: Regina. Pop: 995 391 (2004 est). Area: 651 900 sq km (251 700 sq miles)Abbreviation: Sask, SK
- a river in W Canada, formed by the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers: flows east to Lake Winnipeg. Length: 596 km (370 miles)
Word Origin and History for saskatchewan
Canadian province, named for the river running through it, from Cree kis-si-ska-tches-wani-sipi "rapid flowing river."