[ sey-lish ]
/ ˈseɪ lɪʃ /


a member of any of various North American Indian peoples speaking a Salishan language.


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Origin of Salish

From the Southern Interior Salish word séʔliš Flatheads Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for salish


Salishan (ˈseɪlɪʃən, ˈsæl-)

/ (ˈseɪlɪʃ) /


a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the northwestern US and W Canada
the Salish (functioning as plural) the peoples collectively who speak these languages, divided in Canada into the Coast Salish and the Interior Salish
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