Salish



noun
1.
a member of any of various North American Indian peoples speaking a Salishan language.
noun
1.
a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the northwestern US and W Canada
2.
(functioning as pl) the Salish, the peoples collectively who speak these languages, divided in Canada into the Coast Salish and the Interior Salish

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