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Etymology

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Borrowed from French Cheyenne, from Dakota šahíyena, from Dakota šaia, 'to speak incoherently', from Dakota ša, 'red' and Dakota ya, 'to speak'. [1][2]

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Cheyenne (plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes)

  1. A member of an indigenous people of the Great Plains in North America.

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Cheyenne

  1. An Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne people.
  2. The capital and largest city of Wyoming, United States and the county seat of Laramie County; named for the people.
  3. A river in the United States; flowing 295 miles from the confluence of the Antelope and Dry Fork creeks in Thunder Basin National Grassland, Wyoming into Lake Oahe, a reservoir of the Missouri River, at Mission Ridge, South Dakota.
  4. A town, the county seat of Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, United States.
  5. A female or male given name of modern American usage.

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References

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  1. ^ Cheyenne”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  2. ^ “What is the origin of the word "Cheyenne"?”, in Cheyenne Language Web Site[1], 2002 March 3, archived from the original on 2009-08-07

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French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Dakota šahíyena.

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  • IPA(key): /ʃɛ.jɛn/, /ʃe.jɛn/

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Cheyenne m or f by sense (plural Cheyennes)

  1. Cheyenne (member of the Cheyenne tribe)