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Shoshone

[shoh-shoh-nee] /ʃoʊˈʃoʊ ni/
noun, plural Shoshones (especially collectively) Shoshone for 2.
1.
a river in NW Wyoming, flowing NE into the Big Horn River. 120 miles (193 km) long.
2.
a member of any of several Numic-speaking peoples of California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
3.
the language or languages of the Shoshone.
Also, Shoshoni (for defs 2, 3)
Origin of Shoshone
1805
An Americanism dating back to 1805; < an Eastern Shoshone band name
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Shoshone

/ʃəʊˈʃəʊnɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -nes, -ne, -nis, -ni. a member of a North American Indian people of the southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family
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Word Origin and History for Shoshone

Uto-Aztecan people of the Great Basin; the name is of unknown origin, first applied 19c. to eastern Shoshonis of Wyoming. Related: Shoshonean.

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