[ sey-lish-uhn, sal-ish- ]
/ ˈseɪ lɪʃ ən, ˈsæl ɪʃ- /
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a family of American Indian languages including Coeur d'Alêne, Kalispel, and other languages of British Columbia and the northwestern U.S.
of, relating to, or characteristic of this language family or its speakers.
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How to use Salishan in a sentence
This may also be said of some of the Salishan tribes, though others of the same stock have complicated systems.
Billechola belongs under Salishan, a family name of Gallatins of 1836.
Upon the southeast Salishan tribes extended into Montana, including the upper drainage of the Columbia.
Of the Bellacoola (Salishan family) and Haeltzuk, of the present family, there are 2,500 who are not under agents.
He printed a Salishan grammar , and prepared a Salishan-English dictionary.