Sahaptin

noun
Sa·​hap·​tin | \ sə-ˈhap-tən How to pronounce Sahaptin (audio) \

Definition of Sahaptin

: a language spoken in a number of dialects by American Indian peoples (such as the Yakama) of the interior of northern Oregon and southern Washington also : a member of a Sahaptin-speaking people

First Known Use of Sahaptin

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sahaptin

Salish (Columbia River dialects) sḥáptnəχʷ Nez Percé

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“Sahaptin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sahaptin. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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