shoshonean


shoshonean

noun, plural Sho·sho·ne·ans, (especially collectively) Sho·sho·ne·an for 2.

  1. (in some, especially earlier, classifications) a grouping of four branches of the Uto-Aztecan language family including Numic, Hopi, and several languages of southern California.
  2. a member of a group speaking a Shoshonean language.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Shoshonean-speaking peoples or their languages.

noun

  1. a subfamily of North American Indian languages belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family, spoken mainly in the southwestern US

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