Definition of Sacajawea in US 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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Sacajawea

/-ˈwāə/