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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of any of various Native American peoples of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
  • noun The dialectally diverse Sahaptian language of the Sahaptin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A Native American people which occupied a large territory along the Columbia river in northern Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
  • noun A member of this people.
  • noun The language spoken by the Sahaptin people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of a North American Indian people who lived in Oregon along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Washington and northern Idaho
  • noun a Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Southern Interior Salish s‘aptnx.]

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