Definition of Salish
1 : a group of American Indian peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern U.S.
2 : the family of languages spoken by the Salish peoples
Salishanplay \-li-shən\ adjective or noun
Origin and Etymology of salish
Flathead dialect of Interior Salish séliš, a self-designation
First Known Use: 1831
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