Definition of Shuswap in English:

Shuswap

noun

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

    • ‘She said to me, ‘My mom is part Shuswap and my dad is part Shuswap.’’
    • ‘In the 1800's this area was inhabited by a semi-nomadic Indian group called the Shuswaps.’
    • ‘They stole up the mountain behind the Shuswap, attacked and forced the Shuswaps over the bluff, killing most.’
    • ‘The Shuswaps are related to other Salish tribes, all of whom could organize themselves into a confederation of Indian nations.’
    • ‘It separates two great cultures of North American Indians: the Kootenays and Shuswaps to the west, and the Stoney and Blackfoot tribes to the east.’
  • 2The Salishan language of the Shuswap.

    • ‘There is however at least one language that does have words beginning with the letters < cq >, namely Secwepmectsín, known in English as Shuswap.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Shuswap or their language.

    • ‘I think she should be justifiably proud of her Shuswap heritage.’
    • ‘Because Manuel's Shuswap community suffers from 80 percent unemployment and public benefits average only $165 a month, it must depend on hunting, fishing and other forms of traditional land use for day-to-day survival.’
    • ‘Some time later, the Kutenai and Shuswap First Nations made their home in the valley.’
    • ‘In case you're wondering, < x > in Shuswap spelling represents the voiceless uvular fricative.’
    • ‘Other causes to which he was attracted were those of the Lil'Wat Nation and the Shuswap activists involved in the armed standoff at Gustafsen Lake.’

Origin

The name in Shuswap.

Pronunciation

Shuswap

/ˈSHo͞oˌswäp/