Pronunciation: (shō-shō'nē), [key]
—pl. -nes, (esp. collectively) -ne for 2.
1. a river in NW Wyoming, flowing NE into the Big Horn River. 120 mi. (193 km) long.
2. a member of any of several Numic-speaking peoples of California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
3. the language or languages of the Shoshone. Also,Shoshoni (for defs. 2, 3).
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