The Shoshone Language
with Don Addison
Welcome back to Wisdom of the Elders.
Halito ! I’m Don Addision and this is Speaking Native.
The Montana Salish people speak a dialect of the Salishan language family, which includes Bella Coola, and the Coastal and Interior Salish. The interior includes the Flathead and its cousins, the Spokane and Kalispel dialects. Salish speakers have gathered annually since 1966 to ensure that their languages survive. In Salish, “ hust-spu-oss ” means “to have a good heart.”
Hust-spu-oss. Until next time, yakoke !