Salishan

Salishan

[sey-lish-uhn, sal-ish-]
noun
1.
a family of American Indian languages including Coeur d'Alêne, Kalispel, and other languages of British Columbia and the northwestern U.S.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of this language family or its speakers.

Origin:
1885–90; Salish + -an

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Salish or Salishan (ˈseɪlɪʃ, ˈseɪlɪʃən, ˈsæl-)
 
n
1.  a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the northwestern US and W Canada
2.  (functioning as plural) the Salish the peoples collectively who speak these languages, divided in Canada into the Coast Salish and the Interior Salish
 
Salishan or Salishan
 
n

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