noun, plural Sa·hap·tins, (especially collectively) Sa·hap·tin for 1.
Origin of Sahaptin
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The following grammatical notes will serve to illustrate the Yakima and some of the other languages of the Sahaptin family.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3
Hubert Howe Bancroft
Of all these tribes, the Nez Perces or Sahaptin were the most numerous and progressive.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)
Neither are there wanting affinities to the Sahaptin and Cays languages, allied to each other.
In the Nahuatl, Sahaptin, and Selish families it is most prominent.
Again, the Shoshoni and Sahaptin have several words in common, and those out of short vocabularies.