sahaptin meaning

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  • Noun: Sahaptin
    1. A member of a North American Indian people who lived in Oregon along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Washington and northern Idaho
      - Shahaptian, Sahaptino 
    2. A Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian
      - Shahaptian

    Derived forms: Sahaptins

    Type of: Penutian

    Encyclopedia: Sahaptin


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  1. He followed an easier route across the Sahaptins but without success.
  2. The Sahaptian grouping of Sahaptin and Nez Perc� has long been uncontroversial.
  3. The Miwokan and the Costanoan languages have been grouped into an Sahaptin ).
  4. The Sahaptin speaking peoples were using the area around what is now the Roba Ranch.
  5. During 1846, Tom Hill joined a small party of Sahaptins destined for New Helvetia.

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