Definition of Salish

1. Noun. A family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada.

Exact synonyms: Salishan
Generic synonyms: Mosan
Specialized synonyms: Skagit

2. Noun. A member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America.
Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Chimakum, Skagit

Definition of Salish

1. Proper noun. an indigenous group in Montana, the Bitterroot Salish, whose name was extended by linguists to refer to all related languages and peoples ¹

2. Proper noun. an adjective referring to one of two groups of indigenous peoples peoples of the Pacific Northwest, a region spanning the northwestern United States and British Columbia ¹

3. Proper noun. a member of one of these groups ¹

4. Proper noun. the family of languages of these people, which is subdivided into Coast Salish and Interior Salish ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salish

Salinem fever
Salinem infection
Salisbury common cold viruses
Salisbury steak
Salisbury steaks
Salix alba
Salix alba caerulea
Salix alba sericea
Salix alba vitellina
Salix amygdalina
Salix amygdaloides
Salix arctica
Salix babylonica
Salix blanda
Salix candida
Salix caprea
Salix cinerea
Salix discolor

Literary usage of Salish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bibliography of the Chinookan Languages (including the Chinook Jargon) by James Constantine Pilling (1893)
"Classification: salish salish salish salish salish salish salish Salisb salish salish salish salish salish salish salish salish salish salish salish salish ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"... are a summary of the writer's studies of this division of the salish of British Columbia. They treat to some extent of the ethnography, archaeology, ..."

3. Indian Basketry by George Wharton James (1903)
"salish BASKETRY. 48. This is made by a Mono, and she herself explained that it was in imitation of the fences of the white man. (f) DESIGNS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN ..."

4. Indian Basketry by George Wharton James (1903)
"Among the designs of the salish Stock (The Thompson Indians) is one exactly the counterpart of Fig. 292 (except for the inverted pyramid). ..."

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