- pl. -·tins or -·tin a member of any of several North American Indian groups living along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon
- the language of these groups
Origin of Sahaptin; from Salish name for the Nez Percé
nounpl. Sahaptin or Sa·hap·tins also Shahaptin or Sha·hap·tins
- A member of any of various Native American peoples of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
- The dialectally diverse Sahaptian language of the Sahaptin.
Origin of SahaptinSouthern Interior Salish s‘aptnx.