Definition of Sequoya in English:

Sequoya

Syllabification: Se·quoy·a
Pronunciation: /səˈkwoi-ə
 
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(also Sequoyah, Sequoia)
  • (Circa 1770–1843), Cherokee Indian scholar; Cherokee name Sogwali; also known as George Guess or Gist. He invented a writing system (the Cherokee syllabary) 1809–21 for the Cherokee language and with it taught thousands of Cherokee Indians to read and write. The giant sequoia trees of California are named for him.

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