[sah-hap-tuh n]

noun, plural Sa·hap·tins, (especially collectively) Sa·hap·tin for 1.

a member of an American Indian people of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
a language used by several American Indian tribes, including the Nez Percés, of the Columbia River basin.


of or relating to the Sahaptins or to their languages.

Origin of Sahaptin

From the Southern Interior Salish word sʕaptnx Nez Percé, Sahaptin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Sahaptan (sɑːˈhæptən) or Sahaptian (sɑːˈhæptɪən)


plural -tins, -tans, -tians, -tin, -tan or -tian a member of a North American Indian people of Oregon and Washington, including the Nez Percé
the language of this people
Ancient name: Shahaptin (ʃəˈhæptɪn)
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