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SAHAPTIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Sahaptin mean? 

SAHAPTIN (noun)
  The noun SAHAPTIN has 2 senses:

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
2. a Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian

  Familiarity information: SAHAPTIN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAHAPTIN (noun)


Sense 1Sahaptin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of a North American Indian people who lived in Oregon along the Columbia river and its tributaries in Washington and northern Idaho

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Sahaptin; Sahaptino; Shahaptian

Hypernyms ("Sahaptin" is a kind of...):

Penutian (a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Sahaptin"):

Nez Perce (a member of a tribe of the Shahaptian people living on the pacific coast)


Sense 2Sahaptin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Sahaptin; Shahaptian

Hypernyms ("Sahaptin" is a kind of...):

Penutian (a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Sahaptin"):

Nez Perce (the Shahaptian language spoken by the Nez Perce)


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