Sahaptin


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Sa·hap·tin

 (sä-hăp′tĭn) also Sha·hap·tin (shä-)
n. pl. Sahaptin or Sa·hap·tins also Shahaptin or Sha·hap·tins
1. A member of any of various Native American peoples of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
2. The dialectally diverse Sahaptian language of the Sahaptin.

[Southern Interior Salish s'aptnx.]

Sahaptin

(sɑːˈhæptɪn) ,

Sahaptan

or

Sahaptian

npl -tins, -tans, -tians, -tin, -tan or -tian
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of Oregon and Washington, including the Nez Percé
2. (Languages) the language of this people
Ancient name: Shahaptin

Sa•hap•tin

(səˈhæp tən)

n., pl. -tins, (esp. collectively) -tin for 1.
1. a member of any of a group of American Indian peoples of the Columbia River plateau in Washington and Oregon.
2. the speech of these people, often regarded as divergent dialects of a single language.
[< Southern Interior Salish sˁaptnx Nez Percé, Sahaptin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sahaptin - a member of a North American Indian people who lived in Oregon along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Washington and northern Idaho
Nez Perce - a member of a tribe of the Shahaptian people living on the pacific coast
Penutian - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages
2.Sahaptin - a Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian
Penutian - a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
Nez Perce - the Shahaptian language spoken by the Nez Perce
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each fish in both the Sahaptin and Salish languages.
Jim's husband, Wilford Jim - who also chanted the blessing of the food in Sahaptin, one of three native languages of the Warm Springs tribes - sat nearby, smoothing the sticks with tin foil.
The fellows represent languages from a number of American Indian tribes, including Akimel O'odham, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Coushatta, Ho-Chunk, Laguna-Keres, Okanagan, Oneida, Sahaptin, Southern Ute and Tohono O'odham.
Outside Eurasia ergative systems are found in Tsimshian (British Columbia), Chinook (Oregon), Sahaptin, and Nez Perce (northwest USA), in the Mayan languages of Central America, and in the Je, Arawak, Tupi-Guarani, Panoan, Tacanan, Chibchan, Maku, and Carib families of South America, plus the isolates Trumai and Jabuti (Dixon 1994: 5).