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Chey·enne 1(shī-ĕn′, -ăn′)
n. pl. Cheyenne or Chey·ennes
1. A member of a Native American people, divided after 1832 into the Northern and Southern Cheyenne, inhabiting respectively southeast Montana and southern Colorado, with present-day populations in Montana and Oklahoma. The Cheyenne became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating to the Great Plains in the 18th century and figured prominently in the resistance by Plains Indians to white encroachment.
2. The Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.
[Canadian French, from Dakota šahíyela.]
Chey·enne 2(shī-ăn′, -ĕn′)
The capital of Wyoming, in the southeast part of the state near the Nebraska and Colorado borders. It was founded in 1867 as a division point for the Union Pacific Railroad.
npl -enne or -ennes
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people of the western Plains, now living chiefly in Montana and Oklahoma
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
[via Canadian French from Dakota Shaiyena, from shaia to speak incoherently, from sha red + ya to speak]
(Placename) a city in SE Wyoming, capital of the state. Pop: 54 374 (2003 est)
n., pl. -ennes, (esp. collectively) -enne.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people resident on the upper drainages of the Platte and Arkansas rivers in the mid-19th century: surviving groups live in Montana and Oklahoma.
2. the Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.
3. the capital of Wyoming, in the S part. 54,010.
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|Noun||1.||Cheyenne - the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state|
|2.||Cheyenne - the Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne|
|3.||Cheyenne - a member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains (now living in Oklahoma and Montana)|
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast