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Salish

[sey-lish] /ˈseɪ lɪʃ/
noun
1.
a member of any of various North American Indian peoples speaking a Salishan language.
Origin of Salish
Southern Interior Salish
< Southern Interior Salish séʔliš Flatheads
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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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n.

self-designation of the Native American people of Montana also known as Flathead, from a term containing -ish "people." The language group that includes their tongue has been called Salishan.

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