noun, plural Sa·hap·tins, (especially collectively) Sa·hap·tin for 1.

  1. a member of an American Indian people of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
  2. a language used by several American Indian tribes, including the Nez Percés, of the Columbia River basin.


  1. of or relating to the Sahaptins or to their languages.


  1. plural -tins, -tans, -tians, -tin, -tan or -tian a member of a North American Indian people of Oregon and Washington, including the Nez Percé
  2. the language of this people

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