Cheyenne

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Cheyenne, from Dakota šahíyena.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ʃaɪˈæn/

Proper noun[edit]

Cheyenne

  1. A western member of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. Cheyenne is spoken in Oklahoma and on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. There are currently (2005) approximately 1,200 Cheyenne-speakers in Montana and 500 in Oklahoma.
  2. The capital city of the state of Wyoming in the United States of America, and the county seat of Laramie County.
  3. A town in Oklahoma, USA, and the county seat of Roger Mills County.
  4. A female given name of modern American usage
  5. A male given name of modern American usage.

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Noun[edit]

Cheyenne (plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes)

  1. A member of the Cheyenne tribe.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheyenne”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  2. ^ “What is the origin of the word "Cheyenne"?”, in Cheyenne Language Web Site[1], 2002-03-03, archived from the original on 2009-08-07, retrieved September 21, 2007

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dakota šahíyena.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Cheyenne m, f (plural Cheyennes)

  1. Cheyenne (member of the Cheyenne tribe)