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also Sho·sho·ni  (shō-shō′nē)
n. pl. Shoshone or Sho·sho·nes also Shoshoni or Sho·sho·nis
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Idaho, northern Utah, eastern Oregon, and western Montana, with a present-day population mostly in southeast Idaho. Also called Northern Shoshone, Snake1.
2. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Great Basin area of Idaho, Utah, and Nevada south to Death Valley, California, with a present-day population mostly in Nevada. Also called Western Shoshone.
3. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the Wind River valley of western Wyoming. Also called Eastern Shoshone, Wind River Shoshone.
4. Any of the Uto-Aztecan languages of any of the Shoshone peoples.

[Probably from an Eastern Shoshone band name.]

Sho·sho′ne·an adj.


(ʃəʊˈʃəʊnɪ) or


npl -nes, -ne, -nis or -ni
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of the southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family


(ʃoʊˈʃoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nes, (esp. collectively) -ne.
1. a member of an American Indian people or group of peoples living mainly in Nevada, N Utah, Idaho, and W Wyoming.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Shoshones.
3. a river in NW Wyoming, flowing NE into the Bighorn River. 120 mi. (193 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shoshone - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United StatesShoshone - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Comanche - a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma
Hopi - a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona
Paiute, Piute - a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
Ute - a member of the Shoshonean people of Utah and Colorado and New Mexico
2.Shoshone - the language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)
Shoshonean, Shoshonean language, Shoshonian, Shoshonian language - a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
References in classic literature ?
Lay a row of moccasins before me - Pawnee, Sioux, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and as many other tribes as you please - and I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
Working alongside the Shoshone BLM, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) recently implemented a fuels reduction project that would potentially reduce the risk of wildfire spreading from roadside starts along Highway 75 south of Shoshone.
Across the country at Idaho State University, scholars preparing to teach Shoshone in the late 1990s had to come up with a writing system for a dialect--which lacked an alphabet--and then create a textbook.
And both the Western Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone tribes have termed the plan "environmental racism.
To evaluate potential change, we quantified phenotypic divergence of key life history traits between two refuge populations of the endangered Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos) in Nevada: Spring Mountain Ranch and Shoshone Stock Pond (Shoshone).
Most of Russell's photographs from the 1868 trip show landscapes, towns and railroad construction, but he also took a number of photographs of Shoshone people he encountered in western Wyoming or eastern Utah.
Shoshone Silver/Gold Mining Company, an exploration stage company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties, has acquired the Gray Eagle Mine property from Independence Resources Corp.
One such species, Diaptomus shoshone Forbes, is widespread in alpine and subalpine lakes of western North America (Anderson, 1971; Stoddard, 1987; Larson et al.
Left to right) Raven Kanatakta from Digging Roots, co-host Evan Adams, co-host Adam Beach and ShoShone Kish from Digging Roots share a light hearted moment during the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards show held in Edmonton on March 11, 2011.
Sprawling over more than two million acres of central Wyoming, the Wind River Indian Reservation is home to the Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone peoples.
American Outrage follows the decades-long legal battle between the United States and Carrie and Mary Dann, two Western Shoshone elders referred to by many affectionately as "the Dann sisters.