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 (sä-hăp′tē-ən) also Sha·hap·ti·an (shä-)
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.
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(səˈhæp ti ən)

also Shahaptian

a family of American Indian languages comprising Sahaptin and Nez Percé.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The Sahaptin and Nez Perce languages comprise the Sahaptian Family, classified as a member of the Plateau branch of Penutian (DeLancey and Golla 1997).
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.