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sæˈskætʃ əˌwɒn, -wənSaskatchewan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saskatchewannoun

    one of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada

    "vast fields of wheat grow on Saskatchewan's prairies"


  1. Saskatchewannoun

    A river in Canada.

  2. Saskatchewannoun

    Prairie province in western Canada (named after the river, which flows through it) which has Regina as its capital city.


  1. Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan is a prairie province in Canada, which has a total area of 651,900 square kilometres and a land area of 592,534 square kilometres, the remainder being water area. Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by the Province of Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota. As of July 2012, the population of Saskatchewan was estimated at 1,079,958. Residents primarily live in the southern half of the province. Of the total population, 257,300 live in the province's largest city, Saskatoon, while 210,000 live in the provincial capital, Regina. Other major cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current and North Battleford. Saskatchewan was first explored by Europeans in 1690 and settled in 1774, having also been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups. It became a province in 1905. Saskatchewan's current premier is Brad Wall and its lieutenant-governor is Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Its major economic activities are agriculture, mining, and energy. "In 1992, the federal and provincial governments signed a historic land claim agreement with Saskatchewan First Nations. Under the Agreement, the First Nations received money to buy land on the open market. As a result, about 761,000 acres have been turned into reserve land and many First Nations continue to invest their settlement dollars in urban areas", including Saskatoon. The province's name is derived from the Saskatchewan River. Earlier, the river was designated kisiskāciwani-sīpiy in the Cree language.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Saskatchewan

    one of the great and navigable rivers of Canada, rises among the Rockies in two great branches, called respectively the North and South Saskatchewan, 770 and 810 m., which flowing generally E., unite, and after a course of 282 m. pass into Lake Winnipeg, whence it issues as the Nelson, and flows 400 m. NE. to Hudson's Bay. The upper branches traverse and give their name to one of the western territories of Canada.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Saskatchewan

    A province of Canada, lying between the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. Its capital is Regina. It is entirely a plains region with prairie in the south and wooded country with many lakes and swamps in the north. The name was taken from the Saskatchewan River from the Cree name Kisiskatchewani Sipi, meaning rapid-flowing river. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1083 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p486)

Editors Contribution

  1. saskatchewan

    The name Saskatchewan is derived from the Cree name Kisiskatchewani Sipi, meaning rapid-flowing river.

    The Saskatchewan River in the spring is fast flowing.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 8, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saskatchewan in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saskatchewan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Saskatchewan in a Sentence

  1. Bo Sears:

    I believe southwest Saskatchewan (and) southeast Alberta to be prolific future helium producers.

  2. Dan Woynillowicz:

    The real opportunity is in Alberta and Saskatchewan, which still have relatively dirty electricity grids.

  3. David Beattie:

    We would expect the biggest losses to be associated with the consumer loan portfolios in the oil-producing provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

  4. Jared Wesley:

    (Trudeau's) brand is so tarnished in Alberta and Saskatchewan, even buying a pipeline didn't make any difference, but the Liberals lose votes in B.C. and Quebec every time they talk about it.

  5. Justin Trudeau:

    I am shocked and devastated by the horrific attacks today in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan, that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured many more.

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    a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
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