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[Fr.,=pierced nose], Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Sahaptin-Chinook branch of the Penutian linguistic stock (see Native American languages).
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His brother is in the Sahaptin class and also studies Chinook Wawa, a trade language.
Joana Jansen, a doctoral student who is working to comprehensively document Sahaptin grammar, hopes Beavert doesn't make good on her threat to retire anytime soon.
instead of three and five as with Sahaptin tribes) is characteristic of ritual repetition in Salish storytelling.
With the Sahaptin tribes (Nimi'ipuu, Cayuse, Yakama, and others of the Southern Plateau), winter is storytelling time.