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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˌsæk.ə.d͡ʒə.ˈwi.ə/(English)

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.