follow Dictionary.com

Love words? Sign up for our Word of the Day!

Shahaptin

/ʃəˈhæptɪn/
noun
1.
variants of Sahaptin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for shahaptin

Sahaptin

linguistic grouping of North American Indian tribes speaking related languages within the Penutian family. They traditionally resided in what are now southeastern Washington, northeastern Oregon, and west-central Idaho, U.S., in the basin of the Columbia River and its tributaries. Major groups included the Cayuse, Molala, Palouse (or Palus), Nez Perce, Tenino, Umatilla, Wallawalla, and Yakima

Learn more about Sahaptin with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for shahaptin

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for shahaptin