river in central Saskatchewan flowing east into Lake Winnipeg: 340 mi
(547 km); with principal headstream
1,205 mi (1,939 km)
abbrev. SK or Sask
province of SC Canada: 251,700 sq mi (651,900 sq km); pop. 990,000; cap
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Word origin of 'Saskatchewan'earlier Keiskatchewan, name of the river < Cree kisiskatchewani sipi, lit., swift-flowing river