Salish

NOUN
  1. a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada
  2. a member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America
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How To Use Salish In A Sentence

  • Chinook Jargon:a pidgin language combining words from Nootka, Chinook, Salishan languages, French, and English, formerly used as a lingua franca in the Pacific Northwest.
  • A person I went to school with, Janna Underinner, is now working with one of the Oregon Coast reservations (it may be the Grand Ronde reservation) to make Chinook wawa their language (I'm a little fuzzy about the exact situation), so your short story would be good, but my impression is that Chinook Jargon is based on Nuuchanuulth which is Wakashan, not Salishan. languagehat.com: ANYONE FOR SALISHAN?
  • Webber said he envisions a time when the name Salish Sea is common knowledge, though people around Puget Sound would still speak of Puget Sound as well. The Seattle Times
  • The picture shows the Salish (left) and outside of Turkey as long as Davutoglu attended the meeting.
  • Wakashan, at least, shares many of the typologically interesting features of Salishan. languagehat.com: ANYONE FOR SALISHAN?
  • In the time of David Thompson, the Salish ‘crossed the Mountains by a wide defile of easy passage, eastward of the Saleesh or Flathead Lake.’
  • On the west, in British Columbia, the Athapascan tribes nowhere reach the coast, being cut off by the Wakashan, Salishan, and Chimmesyan families. Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-1886, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891
  • The neighborhood of Cape Flattery, Washington, is occupied by the Makah, one of the Wakashan tribes, who probably wrested this outpost of the family from the Salish (Clallam) who next adjoin them on Puget Sound. Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-1886, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891
  • These are in-your-face-mountains," saysTom McDonald, Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Division manager forthe Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
  • A person I went to school with, Janna Underinner, is now working with one of the Oregon Coast reservations (it may be the Grand Ronde reservation) to make Chinook wawa their language (I'm a little fuzzy about the exact situation), so your short story would be good, but my impression is that Chinook Jargon is based on Nuuchanuulth which is Wakashan, not Salishan. languagehat.com: ANYONE FOR SALISHAN?
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