Meaning of Shoshonean

Sho•sho•ne•an

Pronunciation: (shō-shō'nē-un, shō"shu-nē'un), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ans, -an
—n.
  1. (in some, esp. earlier, classifications) a grouping of four branches of the Uto-Aztecan language family including Numic, Hopi, and several languages of southern California.
  2. a member of a group speaking a Shoshonean language.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Shoshonean-speaking peoples or their languages.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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