Definition of Sahaptin in English:

Sahaptin

noun

  • 1Any of several North American peoples of southern Washington and northern Oregon.

    • ‘Of its nations, the Nez Percé, or Sahaptin proper, dwell on the Clearwater and its branches, and on the Snake about the forks.’
  • 2The Sahaptian language spoken by the Sahaptin.

    • ‘My kids are learning to count in Sahaptin at school.’
    • ‘Most tribes within the Columbia Basin are part of the Sahaptin linguistic stock.’

Pronunciation

Sahaptin

/säˈhaptin/