Pronunciation: (sä-hap'tun), [key]
—n., pl. -tins, (esp. collectively) -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.
of or pertaining to the Sahaptins or to their languages. Also,Shahaptian.
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