/say"lish euhn, sal"ish-/, n.
1. a family of American Indian languages including Coeur d'Alêne, Kalispel, and other languages of British Columbia and the northwestern U.S.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of this language family or its speakers.
[1885-90; SALISH + -AN]

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