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Sa·lish(sā′lĭsh) also Sa·lish·an (-lĭ-shən)
n. pl. Salish also Salishan or Sa·lish·ans
1. A family of Native American languages of the northwest United States and British Columbia.
2. The group of Native American peoples speaking languages of the Salish family.
3. The Flathead people.
[Southern Interior Salish se'lish, Flatheads.]
Sa′lish, Sa′lish·an adj.
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Sa•lish•an(ˈseɪ lɪʃ ən, ˈsæl ɪʃ-)
a family of American Indian languages spoken or formerly spoken by peoples of S British Columbia and the northwest U.S.
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|Noun||1.||Salishan - a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada|
Mosan - a family of Amerindian languages spoken in Washington and British Columbia
Skagit - a Salishan dialect spoken by the Skagit
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