Definition of Sacajawea in English:

Sacajawea

proper noun

  • (circa 1786–1812), Shoshone Indian guide and interpreter; also Sacagawea. She joined the Lewis and Clark expedition in what is now North Dakota and guided their travels through the wilderness and across the Rockies 1804–06.

Pronunciation

Sacajawea

/ˈsakəjəˌwēə/ /ˈsækədʒəˌwiə/

Origin

From Hidatsa tsakaka-wia, literally ‘bird-woman’.