Salish

noun
Sa·​lish | \ ˈsā-lish How to pronounce Salish (audio) \

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

Other Words from Salish

Salishan \ ˈsā-​li-​shən How to pronounce Salish (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Salish

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Salish

Flathead dialect of Interior Salish séliš, a self-designation

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“Salish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salish. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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