noun Sa·hap·tin \sə-ˈhap-tən\

Definition of Sahaptin

  1. :  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 and Etymology of sahaptin

Salish (Columbia River dialects) sḥáptnəχʷ Nez Percé

First Known Use: 1836

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