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1Treated as plural: a Coast Salish people living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and on the San Juan Islands in Washington State. With singular concord: a member of this people.
2The language spoken by this people.
Of or relating to the Songhees.
Mid 19th century. From North Straits Salish sc’áŋəs, originally the self-designation of one particular group, subsequently extended to include other speakers of the same dialect.
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