There are 2 definitions of Cheyenne in English:


Syllabification: Chey·enne
Pronunciation: /SHīˈan, SHīˈen
The capital of Wyoming, in the southeastern part of the state; population 56,915 (est. 2008).

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There are 2 definitions of Cheyenne in English:


Syllabification: Chey·enne
Pronunciation: /SHīˈan
, SHīˈen

noun (plural same or Cheyennes)

1A member of an American Indian people formerly living between the Missouri and Arkansas rivers but now on reservations in Montana and Oklahoma.
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  • On 25 June 1876, Custer attacked a great village of Sioux and Cheyennes on Montana's Little Bighorn River.
  • Between 1866 and 1891 these men participated in several notable campaigns against Kiowas, Comanches, Cheyennes, Apaches, and Lakotas.
  • Beginning in 1856, Oglalas, Cheyennes, Arapahos, and a few people from other Lakota tribes waged an all-out war on the Crows.
2The Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.
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  • The generations that succeed us will be unable to articulate those same feelings in Cheyenne, since English is now their first language.
  • The Indian language is also authentic Cheyenne throughout, and real Cheyenne were used as much as possible for the Indian roles.
  • I want to greet in our Cheyenne language those who've journeyed on before me because I know that Cheyenne is the only language they know, the only language they ever needed to know.


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Relating to the Cheyenne or their language.
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  • Just because our children are born to Cheyenne parents on Cheyenne land and engage in Cheyenne traditional practices does not mean they are automatically predisposed to learning the Cheyenne language.
  • Thwarting a U.S. raid at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, Sioux and Cheyenne braves took no prisoners, killing Custer and 265 of his men.
  • This battle involved the U.S.A. army against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians.


Canadian French, from Dakota šahíyena, 'little Cree'.

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