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Cheyenne

Chey·enne

Cheyenne

 
pronunciation:
shaI en
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Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a member of an American Indian tribe that now lives in Montana and Oklahoma.
definition 2: the Algonquian language of this tribe.
definition 3: the capital of Wyoming.
Word History
Cheyenne is a Dakota Indian word that means "to speak red." The Dakota word shaia means "to speak strangely" or "to speak red." The Dakota considered their own speech "white" and ridiculed the speech of the Cheyenne people by calling it "red."