| Share
 

Salishan

Salishan (sāˈlĭshən, sălˈ–) [key], branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic family, or stock, of North America and spoken by Native Americans of the NW United States and W Canada. See Native American languages.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Salishan from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Language and Linguistics