Definitions for salishˈseɪ lɪʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Sa•lishˈseɪ lɪʃ(n.)(pl.)-lish•es; -lish.
Ref: Flathead. 3
a member of any of a number of Salishan-speaking peoples of the Columbia and Fraser river drainage basins. the languages of these peoples.
Origin of Salish:
< Southern Interior Salish séˀliš
a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada
a member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America
an indigenous group in Montana, the Bitterroot Salish, whose name was extended by linguists to refer to all related languages and peoples
an adjective referring to one of two groups of indigenous peoples peoples of the Pacific Northwest, a region spanning the northwestern United States and British Columbia
a member of one of these groups
the family of languages of these people, which is subdivided into Coast Salish and Interior Salish