Etymology
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Salish (n.)

self-designation of the Native American people of Montana also known as Flathead, from a term containing -ish "people." The language group that includes their tongue has been called Salishan (1886).

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Definitions of Salish

Salish (n.)
a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada;
Synonyms: Salishan
Salish (n.)
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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