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Cheyenne

[ shahy-en, -an ]
/ ʃaɪˈɛn, -ˈæn /
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noun, plural Chey·ennes, (especially collectively) Chey·enne for 1.

a member of a North American Indian people of the western plains, formerly in central Minnesota and North and South Dakota, and now divided between Montana and Oklahoma.
an Algonquian language, the language of the Cheyenne Indians.
a city in and the capital of Wyoming, in the S part.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cheyenne (1 of 2)

Cheyenne1
/ (ʃaɪˈæn) /

noun

plural -enne or -ennes a member of a Native American people of the western Plains, now living chiefly in Montana and Oklahoma
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family

Word Origin for Cheyenne

via Canadian French from Dakota Shaiyena, from shaia to speak incoherently, from sha red + ya to speak

British Dictionary definitions for Cheyenne (2 of 2)

Cheyenne2
/ (ʃaɪˈæn, -ˈɛn) /

noun

a city in SE Wyoming, capital of the state. Pop: 54 374 (2003 est)
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