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Sahaptin

[ sah-hap-tuhn ]
/ sɑˈhæp tən /
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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.

adjective

of or relating to the Sahaptins or to their languages.

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Also Shahaptian .

Origin of Sahaptin

From the Southern Interior Salish word sʕaptnx Nez Percé, Sahaptin
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British Dictionary definitions for Sahaptin

Sahaptin

Sahaptan (sɑːˈhæptən) or Sahaptian (sɑːˈhæptɪən)

/ (sɑːˈhæptɪn) /

noun

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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