Definition of Squamish in English:

Squamish

noun

  • 1A member of an American Indian people of SW British Columbia.

    • ‘Under the deal reached with the native band, the Squamish will have part ownership in the project and will share in revenue generated by it.’
  • 2mass noun The Salishan language of the Squamish.

    • ‘Menzies does not give the other 37 putatively similar words in Chinese and Squamish, nor does he cite sources for the Chinese and Squamish words.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Squamish or their language.

    • ‘Speaking only for himself and not for any group or organisation, he acknowledged that both the Elaho Valley and the site of the studio we were sitting in properly belong to the Squamish nation.’
    • ‘Menzies does not give the other 37 putatively similar words in Chinese and Squamish, nor does he cite sources for the Chinese and Squamish words.’
    • ‘How can anyone justify an opposition to the Mohawk or Squamish nation's right to set and enforce its own rules on membership?’
    • ‘Ethnic colour came to this week's CNA conference in the form of six Squamish nation aboriginals with a drum and two rattles.’
    • ‘A number of those creeks are in Squamish territory.’

Origin

Alteration of the Squamish name.

Pronunciation

Squamish

/ˈskwɔːmɪʃ/