Sa·lish (sālĭsh) also Sa·lish·an (-lĭ-shən)
n. pl. Salish also Salishan or Sa·lish·ans
1. A family of Native American languages of the northwest United States and British Columbia.
2. The group of Native American peoples speaking languages of the Salish family.
3. The Flathead people.
[Southern Interior Salish se'lish, Flatheads.]
Salish, Salish·an adj.
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