Shastan

noun
Shas·​tan | \ ˈshastən \
plural -s

Definition of Shastan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a language family of the Hokan stock in northern California and southern Oregon comprising Achomawi, Atsugewi, and Shasta

Shastan

adjective
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Definition of Shastan (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the Shasta people or their language

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History and Etymology for Shastan

Noun

Shasta + -an, noun suffix

Adjective

Shasta + -an, adjective suffix

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Dictionary Entries Near Shastan

Shasta, Mount

Shastan

Shasta red fir

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“Shastan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shastan. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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