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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Because Eliza could speak both English and Sahaptin language, she served as the negotiator between the Cayuse Indians and the rescuers of the survivors at the Whitman Mission.
America): Lushootseed; Chehalis, Cowlitz; Upper Chinook; Nez Perce; Western Sahaptin; Lillooet; Shuswap; Thompson; Tillamook; Okanagon, Sanpoil; Kalispel, Coeur dAlene; Kutenai; Quileute, Chemakum; Quinault; Umpqua, Coquille, Tututni; Coos; Yurok; Karok; Klamath, Modoc; Maidu; Pomo; Wintu; Northern Shoshone; Navajo; Jicarilla Apache; Hopi; Tiwa, Tewa, Towa; Western Apache; Zuni; Chiricahua Apache; Lipan Apache; Chemehuevi; Southern Paiute; Walapai, Havasupai, Yavapai; Northern Paiute; Ute; Western Shoshoni, Gosiute; Micmac;
The Gift of Knowledge / TtnAaAaAeAa*wit AaAaAeAaAaAeAeAetawish Nch'inch'imamAaAaAeAeAaAeAeAi: R on Sahaptin Ways
El ultimo de los casos que se ha tomado en cuenta es el articulo de Eugene Hunn (1996), "Columbia Plateau Indian Place Names: What can they teach us?", en el que se estudian mas de 1000 toponimos de la lengua Sahaptin. La materia de estudio que este autor toma en consideracion comprende toda la toponimia ubicada en la meseta de Columbia (Estados Unidos) que pueda ser asociada con el Sahaptin.
Esta muestra consta de diez idiomas de cada una de las cinco areas en las que hemos dividido el mundo: America (sahaptin, apache, chickasaw, seri, trique, zapoteco, quichua, shiwilu, yine y mapuche), Europa (portugues, espanol, vasco, frances, irlandes, ingles, aleman, polaco, hungaro y griego), Africa (bereber, nara, dinka, amarico, sandawe, mono, hausa, igbo, kabiye y temne), Asia occidental (georgiano, turco, hebreo, arabe, persa, tayik, nepali, hindi, bengali y tamil) y Asia oriental (japones, coreano, mandarin, cantones, birmano, tailandes, vietnamita, malayo, tausug y arrernte) (5).
It is probably no accident that the grafting of earth to mother happened first among an Amerindian people from the Sahaptin language group, one of the few languages lacking grammatical gender.
This paper examines ditransitive clauses in the Yakima dialect of Sahaptin, describing three classes of underived ditransitives and two classes of derived ditransitives.
south to Celilo Falls, which served as a trading spot between Sahaptin
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.
Trabajo orientado a probar la relacion genetica entre dos lenguas penutianas, Sahaptin y Klamath, habladas en el Pacifico noroeste de los Estados Unidos, con el Uto-Azteca.
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).