or Se·quoy·ah

[ si-kwoi-uh ]

  1. 1770?–1843, Cherokee Indian scholar: inventor of a syllabary for writing Cherokee.

Words Nearby Sequoya Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Sequoya in a sentence

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

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

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

    Myths of the Cherokee | James Mooney
  • 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.

    Myths of the Cherokee | James Mooney