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Shoshonean

[shoh-shoh-nee-uh n, shoh-shuh-nee-uh n] /ʃoʊˈʃoʊ ni ən, ˌʃoʊ ʃəˈni ən/
noun, plural Shoshoneans (especially collectively) Shoshonean for 2.
1.
(in some, especially earlier, classifications) a grouping of four branches of the Uto-Aztecan language family including Numic, Hopi, and several languages of southern California.
2.
a member of a group speaking a Shoshonean language.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Shoshonean-speaking peoples or their languages.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; Shoshone + -an
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Shoshonean

/ʃəʊˈʃəʊnɪən; ˌʃəʊʃəˈniːən/
noun
1.
a subfamily of North American Indian languages belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family, spoken mainly in the southwestern US
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