- pl. -·ennes′ or -·enne′ a member of a North American Indian people that migrated from Minnesota to the headwaters of the Platte River, and into S Colorado and SW Kansas, and now lives in Oklahoma
- the Algonquian language of this people
Origin of CheyenneFrench ; from Dakota šahíyena: meaning unknown
- capital of Wyo., in the SE part
- river in E Wyo. and W S.Dak., flowing northeast into the Missouri: 527 mi (848 km)
Origin of Cheyenneafter Cheyenne
nounpl. Cheyenne or Chey·ennes
- 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.
- The Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.
Origin of CheyenneCanadian French, from Dakota šahíyela.
- A western member of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. Cheyenne is spoken in Oklahoma and on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. There are currently (2005) approximately 1,200 Cheyenne-speakers in Montana and 500 in Oklahoma.
- The capital of the State of Wyoming.
- A female given name of modern American usage
- A male given name of modern American usage.
(plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes)
- A member of the Cheyenne tribe.