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Sequoya

or Se·quoy·ah

[si-kwoi-uh]
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noun
  1. 1770?–1843, Cherokee Indian scholar: inventor of a syllabary for writing Cherokee.
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Historical Examples

  • Their language was reduced to writing by means of an alphabet which one of their number named Sequoya had devised.

    The Red Man's Continent

    Ellsworth Huntington

  • On the other hand, it is certain that Sequoya was born before the date that Phillips allows.

  • The next year Sequoya visited the West, to introduce the new science among those who had emigrated to the Arkansas.

  • The Washington treaty was signed by several delegates, including Sequoya, four of them signing in Cherokee characters.

  • Sequoya, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, lived here in his boyhood, about the time of the Revolution.