Shoshonean


Shoshonean
Shoshonean [shō shō′nē ən, shō΄shə nē′ən]
adj.
designating or of a branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family, including Shoshone, Comanche, Ute, Paiute, and Hopi
n.
this branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family

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  • Shoshonean — /shoh shoh nee euhn, shoh sheuh nee euhn/, n., pl. Shoshoneans, (esp. collectively) Shoshonean for 2, adj. n. 1. (in some, esp. earlier, classifications) a grouping of four branches of the Uto Aztecan language family including Numic, Hopi, and… …   Universalium

  • Shoshonean — /ʃoʊˈʃoʊniən/ (say shoh shohneeuhn), /ʃoʊʃəˈniən/ (say shohshuh neeuhn) adjective 1. belonging to or constituting a linguistic group of Native Americans of the western US, including the Shoshone, Comanche, Ute, Paiute, Hopi, etc.; a subdivision… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shoshonean — noun a subfamily of Uto Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States • Syn: ↑Shoshonean language, ↑Shoshonian, ↑Shoshonian language • Hypernyms: ↑Uto Aztecan, ↑Uto Aztecan language • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoshonean — n. family of Uto Aztecan languages spoken by the Shoshone Indian tribes in the western United States (includes Hopi, and Comanche) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shoshonean — noun a branch of the Uto Aztecan language family that includes Comanche and Shoshone. adjective relating to or denoting this group of languages …   English new terms dictionary

  • shoshonean — sho·sho·ne·an …   English syllables

  • Shoshonean — Sho•sho•ne•an [[t]ʃoʊˈʃoʊ ni ən, ˌʃoʊ ʃəˈni [/t]] n. peo (in some, esp. older classifications) a division of the Uto Aztecan language family that includes Numic,and Hopi …   From formal English to slang

  • Shoshonean languages — Shoshonean is a 19th century term for what is now called the Northern group of Uto Aztecan languages, q.v. Shoshonean was used by linguists in the 19th and early 20th centuries who had not yet been convinced of the genetic relationship among the… …   Wikipedia

  • Shoshonean language — noun a subfamily of Uto Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States • Syn: ↑Shoshonean, ↑Shoshonian, ↑Shoshonian language • Hypernyms: ↑Uto Aztecan, ↑Uto Aztecan language • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoshonean Indian Creation Legend —    This tribe of North American Indians have a myth that at the time of some great disaster they sought refuge in a great cave called the Sipapu, from which they safely emerged to people the world. They have a vague belief in a sky father and an… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology