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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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Reichwein creates a linguistic difference in housing styles that did not exist when he alludes to Salishan conical dwellings in contrast to Sahaptian mat longhouses (p.
The Native people divide into two principal linguistic divisions, the Salishan in the north and the Sahaptian speaking peoples of the south; with a few Athabascans, Chinookians and the Kutenai.
Sapsik'wal<207> (pronounced sap-seek-wash-la) is a Sahaptian word meaning "teacher.