Definition of Shoshone in English:

Shoshone

Syllabification: Sho·sho·ne
Pronunciation: /SHōˈSHōnē
 
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noun (plural same or Shoshones)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people living chiefly in Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada.
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    • The next day Lewis walked ahead with three men to find the Shoshones and horses for portage.
    • Traditional Western Shoshones like Carrie Dann have been fighting to get their land back throughout most of this century.
    • Cradleboards were in widespread use among Shoshones in Battle Mountain, South Fork, and Duck Valley in 1989.
  • 2The Uto-Aztecan language of the Shoshone.
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    • Hovia means ‘music’ in Shoshone, and is pronounced ‘hoo-vee-ya’.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Shoshone or their language.
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    • I thank God that my grandfather left behind such a testimony for his Shoshone people.
    • But the arrival of the White people started the end of the way of life for the Shoshone people.
    • In days gone by, Paiute and Shoshone Indians tried to tap the hardy trees' power by drinking their sap.

Origin

of unknown origin.

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