- a river in NW Wyoming, flowing NE into the Big Horn River. 120 miles (193 km) long.
- a member of any of several Numic-speaking peoples of California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
- the language or languages of the Shoshone.
Also Sho·sho·ni (for defs 2, 3).
Origin of Shoshone
An Americanism dating back to 1805; < an Eastern Shoshone band name
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Examples from the Web for shoshoni
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She cares nothing for the Shoshoni, and she wants to realize on this mine.They of the High Trails
Up in the Shoshoni Cove they found a good many, first and last.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri
For the Snake (Shoshoni) Indians, see our volume v, p. 227, note 123.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX
It was largely civil and consisted of four or five middle-aged men, Bannock or Shoshoni, who had a civic spirit.Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society
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It is remarked in Gallatin's paper that there were certain coincidences between the Netela and the Shoshoni.Opuscula
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- plural -nes, -ne, -nis or -ni a member of a North American Indian people of the southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
- the language of this people, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family
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Word Origin and History for shoshoni
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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