Shoshonean

noun

Sho·​sho·​ne·​an
shəˈshōnēən,
shōˈ-,
¦shōshə¦nēən
plural Shoshonean or Shoshoneans
1
: a language family of the Uto-Aztecan phylum comprising the languages of most of the Uto-Aztecan peoples in the U.S.
2
a
: any of the Indian peoples whose language is Shoshonean
b
: a member of any such peoples

Word History

Etymology

Shoshone + -an

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“Shoshonean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shoshonean. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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