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Salishan

[ sey-lish-uhn, sal-ish- ]
/ ˈseɪ lɪʃ ən, ˈsæl ɪʃ- /
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noun

a family of American Indian languages including Coeur d'Alêne, Kalispel, and other languages of British Columbia and the northwestern U.S.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of this language family or its speakers.

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Origin of Salishan

First recorded in 1885–90; Salish + -an
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