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 (să-skăch′ə-wän′, -wən) Abbr. SK or Sask.
A province of south-central Canada. Granted to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670 as part of Rupert's Land and used by fur trappers during the 1700s, the area became part of the Northwest Territories in 1870 shortly after Canadian Confederation. The influx of settlers that followed led to the creation of Saskatchewan as a province in 1905. Regina is the capital.


1. (Placename) a province of W Canada: consists of part of the Canadian Shield in the north and open prairie in the south; economy based chiefly on agriculture and mineral resources. Capital: Regina. Pop: 1 033 381 (2011 est). Area: 651 900 sq km (251 700 sq miles). Abbreviation: Sask or SK
2. (Placename) a river in W Canada, formed by the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers: flows east to Lake Winnipeg. Length: 596 km (370 miles)


(sæˈskætʃ əˌwɒn, -wən)

1. a province in W Canada. 1,023,500; 251,700 sq. mi. (651,900 sq. km). Cap.: Regina.
2. a river in SW Canada, flowing E from the Rocky Mountains. 1205 mi. (1940 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Saskatchewan - one of the three prairie provinces in west central CanadaSaskatchewan - one of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada; "vast fields of wheat grow on Saskatchewan's prairies"
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Regina - the provincial capital of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon - a city in central Saskatchewan; the largest city in the province
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Re-establishing links with Western Canada is the future for Thunder Bay with Saskachewan poised to be the next province to take off with industrial development.
Using the suburbs as a metaphor for women's estate in the 1950s and 1960s, Valerie Korinek, a historian at the University of Saskachewan, challenges the feminist critique of women's magazines.
Robert Nappetung, who is a Yellowquill Cree from Saskachewan, learned that "we can be good people to ourselves, to our community, to our loved ones and to all people.