Saskatchewan[sas kac̸h′ə wän′, -wən]
- river in central Saskatchewan flowing east into Lake Winnipeg: 340 mi (547 km); with principal headstream 1,205 mi (1,939 km)
- province of SC Canada: 251,700 sq mi (651,900 sq km); pop. 990,000; cap. Regina: abbrev. SK or Sask
Origin: earlier Keiskatchewan, name of the river from Cree kisiskatchewani sipi, literally , swift-flowing river
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Abbr. SK or Sask.
Saskatchewan - Cultural Definition
Province in west-central Canada, bordered to the north by the Northwest Territories, to the east by Manitoba, to the south by North Dakota and Montana, and to the west by Alberta. Its capital and largest city is Regina.
- Some of the world's largest wheat fields grow on Saskatchewan's vast unbroken prairie.