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.
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- noun A
Native Americanpeople which occupied a large territoryalong the Columbia river in northern Idaho, Oregonand Washington.
- noun A member of this
- noun The
languagespoken by the Sahaptin people.
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- 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
A text message from my sister, who studies an indigenous language called Sahaptin.
A "cultural memory" of events long pre-dating Kennewick Man may be embodied in the Sahaptin language.
A legend of Lal'ik, a local summit that is said to have stood above the waters of an ancient flood, might link contemporary Sahaptin-speaking residents of the region to a group that witnessed Ice Age floods.
Even if Kennewick Man spoke a non-Penutian language, historic Sahaptin-speakers might have inherited their "cultural core" of knowledge, belief, and practice with respect to their environmental relationships from the earlier group to which Kennewick Man belonged.
I have in mind, e.g., the presence of postpositions in Upper Chinook, a feature that is clearly due to the influence of neighboring Sahaptin languages; or the use by Takelma of instrumental prefixes, which are likely to have been suggested by neighboring Hokan languages (Shasta, Karok).
Sahaptin or Saptin comes through the Salishan tribes.
Salishan researches 102, 103 reference to “Sahaptin” family 107 on the Shoshonean family 108 on the Siouan family 111
The author advocates the plan of using a system of nomenclature similar in nature to that employed in zoology in the case of generic and specific names, adding after the name of the tribe the family to which it belongs; thus: Warm Springs, Sahaptin.
She wrote the first Sahaptin guide, the Yakima Language Practical Dictionary, in 1975.
The translation dictionary, which she co-wrote with University of Washington linguistics professor Sharon Hargus, comes with a CD of Beavert pronouncing 9,830 Sahaptin words and phrases.