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SHOSHONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Shoshone mean? 

SHOSHONE (noun)
  The noun SHOSHONE has 2 senses:

1. a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
2. the language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)

  Familiarity information: SHOSHONE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHOSHONE (noun)


Sense 1Shoshone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Shoshone; Shoshoni

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

American Indian; Indian; Red Indian (a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived)

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

Comanche (a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma)

Hopi (a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona)

Paiute; Piute (a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States)

Ute (a member of the Shoshonean people of Utah and Colorado and New Mexico)

Instance hyponyms:

Sacagawea; Sacajawea (the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way)


Sense 2Shoshone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

Shoshonean; Shoshonean language; Shoshonian; Shoshonian language (a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States)


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