Sahaptian


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Sa·hap·ti·an

 (sä-hăp′tē-ən) also Sha·hap·ti·an (shä-)
n.
1. A North American Indian language family spoken in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and comprising the Sahaptin and Nez Perce languages.
2. A member of a Sahaptian-speaking people.

Sa·hap′ti·an adj.

Sa•hap•ti•an

(səˈhæp ti ən)

also Shahaptian


n.
a family of American Indian languages comprising Sahaptin and Nez Percé.
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The Sapsik'wal[sz] (a Sahaptian word meaning "teacher") Project has graduated 54 students in its eight years, including this year's class, which was one of the largest.
Sapsik'wal<207> (pronounced sap-seek-wash-la) is a Sahaptian word meaning "teacher.