Definitions for salishˈseɪ lɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sa•lishˈseɪ lɪʃ(n.)(pl.)-lish•es; -lish.

  1. Category: Peoples

    Ref: Flathead. 3

  2. a member of any of a number of Salishan-speaking peoples of the Columbia and Fraser river drainage basins. the languages of these peoples.

    Category: Peoples

  3. Category: Peoples

    Ref: Salishan.

Origin of Salish:

< Southern Interior Salish séˀliš

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Salish, Salishan(noun)

    a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada

  2. Salish(noun)

    a member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America


  1. Salish(ProperNoun)

    an indigenous group in Montana, the Bitterroot Salish, whose name was extended by linguists to refer to all related languages and peoples

  2. Salish(ProperNoun)

    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

  3. Salish(ProperNoun)

    a member of one of these groups

  4. Salish(ProperNoun)

    the family of languages of these people, which is subdivided into Coast Salish and Interior Salish


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