Cheyenne

[shahy-en, -an]
noun, plural Cheyennes (especially collectively) Cheyenne for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people of the western plains, formerly in central Minnesota and North and South Dakota, and now divided between Montana and Oklahoma.
2.
an Algonquian language, the language of the Cheyenne Indians.
3.
a city in and the capital of Wyoming, in the S part.
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Wyoming

[wahy-oh-ming]
noun
1.
a state in the NW United States. 97,914 sq. mi. (253,595 sq. km). Capital: Cheyenne. Abbreviation: WY (for use with zip code), Wyo., Wy.
2.
a city in W Michigan, near Grand Rapids.

Wyomingite [wahy-oh-ming-ahyt] , noun
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Cheyenne1 (ʃaɪˈæn)
 
n , -enne, -ennes
1.  a member of a Native American people of the western Plains, now living chiefly in Montana and Oklahoma
2.  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]

Cheyenne2 (ʃaɪˈæn, -ˈɛn)
 
n
a city in SE Wyoming, capital of the state. Pop: 54 374 (2003 est)

Wyoming (waɪˈəʊmɪŋ)
 
n
Wyo, Wy, Abbreviation: WY a state of the western US: consists largely of ranges of the Rockies in the west and north, with part of the Great Plains in the east and several regions of hot springs. Capital: Cheyenne. Pop: 501 242 (2003 est). Area: 253 597 sq km (97 914 sq miles)

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Cheyenne
1778, from Fr. Canadian, from Dakota Sahi'yena, a dim. of Sahi'ya, a Dakotan name for the Cree people.

Wyoming
region in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from Munsee Delaware (Algonquian) chwewamink "at the big river flat," from /xw-/ "big" + /-e:wam-/ "river flat" + /-enk/ "place." Popularized by 1809 poem "Gertrude of Wyoming," set amid wars between Indians and American settlers, by Scottish author Thomas Campbell
(1777-1844), who seems to have had a vague or defective notion of Pennsylvania geography. Subsequently applied 19c. to other locations, including a western territory organized July 25, 1868 (admitted as a state 1890); also used in Kansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
"On Susquehanna's side, fair Wyoming!
Although the wild-flower on thy ruin'd wall,
And roofless homes, a sad remembrance bring,
Of what thy gentle people did befall;
Yet thou wert once the loveliest land of all
That see the Atlantic wave their morn restore.
Sweet land! may I thy lost delights recall,
And paint thy Gertrude in her bowers of yore,
Whose beauty was the love of Pennsylvania's shore!"
[Campbell, "Gertrude of Wyoming," 1809]
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Wyoming definition


State in the western United States bordered by Montana to the north, South Dakota and Nebraska to the east, Colorado and Utah to the south, and Idaho to the west. Its capital is Cheyenne, and its largest city is Casper.

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