Shoshonean

noun Sho·sho·ne·an \shəˈshōnēən, shōˈ-, ¦shōshə¦nēən\

Definition of Shoshonean

plural

Shoshonean

or

Shoshoneans

  1. 1 :  a language family of the Uto-Aztecan phylum comprising the languages of most of the Uto-Aztecan peoples in the U.S.

  2. 2a :  any of the Indian peoples whose language is Shoshonean b :  a member of any such peoples

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Origin and Etymology of shoshonean

Shoshone + -an


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