Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Variant of Sahaptian.
Sa•hap•ti•an(səˈhæp ti ən)
a family of American Indian languages comprising Sahaptin and Nez Percé.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Shahaptian - 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.||Shahaptian - 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