Shahaptian

noun Sha·hap·ti·an \ shəˈhaptēən \
variants: or Sahaptin \səˈhaptə̇n\ or Sahaptian \-tēən\

Definition of Shahaptian

plural Shahaptian or Shahaptians or Sahaptin or Sahaptins or Sahaptian or Sahaptians
1 a : an Indian people of a large territory along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Oregon, Washington, and northern Idaho
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Shahaptian people including Nez Percé and Yakima

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