salish









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. the Salish (functioning as plural) the peoples collectively who speak these languages, divided in Canada into the Coast Salish and the Interior Salish

n.self-designation of the Native American people of Montana also known as Flathead, from a term containing -ish “people.” The language group that includes their tongue has been called Salishan.

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