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What does the name Cheyenne mean?
Q: I'm doing research on the Cheyenne Indians, also my
daughter's name. Do you know what the word Cheyenne means?
A: It's pronounced "Shy-ANN," and it was the Sioux name
for the tribe. It may have been a diminutive form of
the Sioux name for the
related Cree people. In their own language, the
Cheyenne call themselves Tsitsistas, "the people."
Hope that helps!
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