Shoshonean

noun
Sho·​sho·​ne·​an | \ shəˈshōnēən, shōˈ-, ¦shōshə¦nēən \
plural Shoshonean or Shoshoneans

Definition of Shoshonean

1 : a language family of the Uto-Aztecan phylum comprising the languages of most of the Uto-Aztecan peoples in the U.S.
2a : any of the Indian peoples whose language is Shoshonean
b : a member of any such peoples

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Shoshone + -an

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“Shoshonean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shoshonean. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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