Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. sak-ə-jə-WEE-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Probably from Hidatsa tsakáka wía meaning "bird woman". Alternatively it could originate from the Shoshone language and mean "boat puller". This name was borne by a Native American woman who guided the explorers Lewis and Clark. She was of Shoshone ancestry but had been abducted in her youth and raised by a Hidatsa tribe.


Entry updated April 25, 2021