Definition of Songhees in English:

Songhees

(also Songish)

noun

  • 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.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Songhees.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

Songhees

/ˈsɒŋhiːz/