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
earlier Keiskatchewan, name of the river < Cree kisiskatchewani sipi, lit., swift-flowing river
See Saskatchewan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A province of south-central Canada. The French established trading posts in the area c. 1750, but the first permanent settlement was made by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1774. The region became part of the Northwest Territories in 1870, joining the Confederation in 1905. Regina is the capital. Population: 968,000.