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Nez Percé

Saltos de línea: Nez Percé
Pronunciación: /nɛz ˈpəːs
 
, ˈpɛːseɪ
 
/

Definición de Nez Percé en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual or Nez Percés)

1A member of an American Indian people of central Idaho.
Example sentences
  • However, on 5th October, 1877, the Nez Percé were surrounded by troops only 30 miles from the Canadian border.
  • The time was the early 1850s, when, a young man, he was with his brother and a party of fellow Nez Percés numbering eight or nine in the Wallowa country.
  • The Shahaptan family of Scouler comprised three tribes - the Shahaptan or Nez Percés, the Kliketat, a scion of the Shahaptan, dwelling near Mount Ranier, and the Okanagan, inhabiting the upper part of Fraser River and its tributaries.
2 [mass noun] The Penutian language of the Nez Percé, now with few speakers.
Example sentences
  • Because Nez Percé subjects and objects carry morphemes revealing their function in the sentence, the word order can be quite free.
  • Often, it was necessary to "invent" a new word in Nez Perce when no equivalent existed.

adjetivo

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Relating to the Nez Percé or their language.
Example sentences
  • To understand the Nez Perce people you must first understand their landscape.
  • Introduction of the horse became a defining characteristic for Nez Perce culture.

Origen

French, literally 'pierced nose'.

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