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Salishan

[sey-lish-uh n, sal-ish-] /ˈseɪ lɪʃ ən, ˈsæl ɪʃ-/
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, relating to, or characteristic of this language family or its speakers.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; Salish + -an
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Salish

/ˈseɪlɪʃ/
noun
1.
a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the northwestern US and W Canada
2.
(functioning as pl) the Salish, the peoples collectively who speak these languages, divided in Canada into the Coast Salish and the Interior Salish
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