Other forms: Shoshones

Definitions of Shoshone
  1. noun
    a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
    synonyms: Shoshoni
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    the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way
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    a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma
    a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona
    Paiute, Piute
    a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
    a member of the Shoshonean people of Utah and Colorado and New Mexico
    type of:
    American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
    a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
  2. noun
    the language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)
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    Shoshonean, Shoshonean language, Shoshonian, Shoshonian language
    a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
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