Definition of Sahaptin
: a language spoken in a number of dialects by American Indian peoples (as the Yakama) of the interior of northern Oregon and southern Washington; also : a member of a Sahaptin-speaking people
Origin of sahaptin
Salish (Columbia River dialects) sḥáptnəχʷ Nez Percé
First Known Use: 1836
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