noun Etymology: Salish (Columbia River dialects) sḥáptnəχw Nez Percé Date: 1836 a language spoken in a number of dialects by American Indian peoples (as the Yakama) of the interior of northern Oregon and southern Washington; also a member of a Sahaptin-speaking people

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  • Sahaptin — may refer to:*The Sahaptin language complex, a complex of languages within the Sahaptian language subfamily*Sahaptin people, an Indian people of a large territory along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Oregon, Washington, and northern… …   Wikipedia

  • Sahaptin — [sä hap′tən] n. [< Salish name for the Nez Percé ] 1. Sahaptins or Sahaptin a member of any of several North American Indian groups living along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon 2. the language of these groups …   English World dictionary

  • Sahaptin — Sahaptin, auch Nezpercés genannt, nordamerikan. Indianerstamm, der mit den sprachverwandten Wallawalla und Kliketat das Gebiet des mittlern und obern Columbiaflusses bewohnte und den Handel von der Küste nach dem Innern vermittelte. Gegenwärtig… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sahaptin —   [sə hæptɪn, englisch], Gruppe sprachverwandter nordamerikanischer Indianer in Idaho, Oregon und Washington, USA. Bekannteste Stämme sind die Yakima (einschließlich Klikitat), Warm Springs (Tenino u. a.), Wallawalla, Umatilla, Palouse und Nez… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sahaptin — /sah hap teuhn/, n., pl. Sahaptins, (esp. collectively) Sahaptin for 1, adj. n. 1. a member of an American Indian people of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. 2. a language used by several American Indian tribes, including the Nez Percés, of the… …   Universalium

  • Sahaptin — Sahaptins Les Sahaptin sont une tribu indienne qui habitait avec les Wallawalla et Kliketat le bassin moyen et supérieur du fleuve Colambia. Ils servaient d intermédiaires pour le commerce entre la côte et l intérieur du pays. Les Sahaptin… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sahaptin — Sa•hap•tin [[t]səˈhæp tən[/t]] n. pl. tins, (esp. collectively) tin 1) peo a member of any of a group of American Indian peoples of the Columbia River plateau in Washington and Oregon 2) peo the speech of these people, often regarded as divergent …   From formal English to slang

  • Sahaptin — noun a) A Native American people which occupied a large territory along the Columbia river in northern Idaho, Oregon and Washington. b) A member of this people …   Wiktionary

  • sahaptin — sa·hap·tin …   English syllables

  • Sahaptin — noun 1. a member of a North American Indian people who lived in Oregon along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Washington and northern Idaho • Syn: ↑Shahaptian, ↑Sahaptino • Hypernyms: ↑Penutian • Hyponyms: ↑Nez Perce 2. a Penutian langu …   Useful english dictionary

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