Nez Percé
or Nez Perce noun (plural Nez Percé or Nez Percés or Nez Perce or Nez Perces) Etymology: French, literally, pierced nose Date: 1812 1. a member of an American Indian people of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon 2. the language of the Nez Percé people

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  • Nez percé — La banda del jefe Joseph, un grupo de nez percé (Lapwai, Idaho, primavera de 1877) Población total 3.983 (Censo de 2000) Idioma …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nez Percé — /nez perrs /; Fr. /nay perdd say /, pl. Nez Percés /nez perr siz/; Fr. /nay perdd say /, (esp. collectively) Nez Percé for 1. 1. a member of a North American Indian people of the Sahaptin family. 2. the Sahaptin language of the Nez Percé. [1805… …   Universalium

  • Nez Percé — or Nez Perce [nez′ pʉrs′, nez′pər sā′; ] Fr [ nā per sā′] n. [Fr, lit., pierced nose: from early reports of the practice of nose piercing by peoples in the same area ] 1. pl. Nez Perce or Nez Perces, Nez Percé, Nez Percés [nez′ pʉr′siz, nez′pər… …   English World dictionary

  • Nez Percé —   [nɛper sɛ; französisch »durchstochene Nase«], nordamerikanischer Indianerstamm, gehört wie die nahe verwandten Cayuse, Umatilla und Yakima zur Sahaptin Familie der Penutisprachen. Ursprünglich Jäger, Sammler und Fischer im nordöstlichen Oregon …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Nez Percé — [[t]ˈnɛz ˈpɜrs[/t]] n. pl. Nez Per•cés, (esp. collectively)Nez Percé. 1) peo a member of an American Indian people of the lower Snake and Salmon river regions in Idaho, SE Washington, and NE Oregon 2) peo the language of the Nez Percé, akin to… …   From formal English to slang

  • Nez Perce — native people of Idaho and vicinity, and their language, from Fr. Nez Percé, lit. pierced nose. In reference to an early custom of the people of wearing shell ornaments in pierced septums …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nez Percé — (spr. Neh Perseh, Saptin Indianer), großer Indianerstamm im Osten des Staates Oregon (Nordamerika) zwischen den Clark s u. Saptin (Lewis) Rivers …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nez Percé — Ehemaliges Stammesgebiet der Nez Percé und heutiges Reservat in Idaho Die Nez Percé [ˌnepɛʀˈse] (franz. ‘durchbohrte Nase’[1], engl. Aussprache: ˌnɛzˈpɜrs), auch Nez Perce, sind ein Indianer Volk des Columbia River Plateau des Pazifischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nez Perce — Wohngebiet Ehemaliges Stammesgebiet der Nez Percé und heutiges Reservat in Idaho. Systematik Kulturareal …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nez Perce — The Nez Perce are a Native American people living in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The term may also refer to: Nez Perce language Nez Perce War, an 1877 war between the Nez Perce tribe and U.S. Government Nez Perce… …   Wikipedia

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