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

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Cheyenne

  1. An indigenous people of the Great Plains in North America.
  2. An Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne people.
  3. The capital and largest city in Wyoming, United States, and the county seat of Laramie County; named for the people.
  4. 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.
  5. A town in Oklahoma, United States; the county seat of Roger Mills County.
  6. A female or male given name of modern American usage.

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Cheyenne (plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes)

  1. A member of the Cheyenne people.

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  1. ^ Cheyenne”, in OED Online  , 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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EtymologyEdit

From Dakota šahíyena.

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Cheyenne m or f (plural Cheyennes)

  1. Cheyenne (member of the Cheyenne tribe)