Definitions for salishanˈseɪ lɪʃ ən, ˈsæl ɪʃ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Sa•lish•anˈseɪ lɪʃ ən, ˈsæl ɪʃ-(n.)
a family of American Indian languages spoken or formerly spoken by peoples of S British Columbia and the northwest U.S.
Origin of Salishan:
a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada
Of or like any of the Salish peoples or their languages.