[ shoh-shoh-nee ]
/ ʃoʊˈʃoʊ ni /

noun, plural Sho·sho·nes, (especially collectively) Sho·sho·ne for 2.

a river in NW Wyoming, flowing NE into the Big Horn River. 120 miles (193 km) long.
a member of any of several Numic-speaking peoples of California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
the language or languages of the Shoshone.
Also Sho·sho·ni (for defs 2, 3).

Origin of Shoshone

An Americanism dating back to 1805; < an Eastern Shoshone band name Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ʃəʊˈʃəʊnɪ) /


plural -nes, -ne, -nis or -ni a member of a North American Indian people of the southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
the language of this people, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family
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