Shoshone

noun
Sho·​shone | \ shə-ˈshōn How to pronounce Shoshone (audio) , -ˈshō-nē; ˈshō-ˌshōn \
variants: or Shoshoni \ shə-​ˈshō-​nē How to pronounce Shoshone (audio) \
plural Shoshones or Shoshoni also Shoshone or Shoshonis

Definition of Shoshone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples originally ranging through California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming
2 : the Uto-Aztecan language of the Shoshones

Shoshone

geographical name
Sho·​sho·​ne | \ shə-ˈshō-nē How to pronounce Shoshone (audio) , shə-ˈshōn \

Definition of Shoshone (Entry 2 of 2)

river 120 miles (193 kilometers) long in northwestern Wyoming flowing northeast into the Bighorn River

First Known Use of Shoshone

Noun

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Shoshone

Noun

origin unknown

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“Shoshone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shoshone. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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Shoshone

noun
Sho·​shone | \ shə-ˈshōn How to pronounce Shoshone (audio) , -ˈshō-nē; ˈshō-ˌshōn \
variants: or Shoshoni \ shə-​ˈshō-​nē \
plural Shoshones or Shoshoni

Kids Definition of Shoshone

1 : a member of a group of tribes of indigenous people originally of California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming
2 : the language of the Shoshones

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