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n. - A Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian; A member of a North American Indian people who lived in Oregon along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Washington and northern Idaho.

Usage examples (23)
  • A "cultural memory" of events long pre-dating Kennewick Man may be embodied in the Sahaptin language.
  • A legend of Lal'ik, a local summit that is said to have stood above the waters of an ancient flood, might link contemporary Sahaptin-speaking residents of the region to...
  • Even if Kennewick Man spoke a non-Penutian language, historic Sahaptin-speakers might have inherited their "cultural core" of knowledge, belief, and practice with...
  • Sahaptin or Saptin comes through the Salishan tribes. for more
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