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Origin and Meaning of Salish

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from Germany says the name Salish means "Wind" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from Arizona, United States says the name Salish means "Thanks" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A submission from Australia says the name Salish means "Special one gift of god".

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  1. A family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada
  2. A member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America

From Montana Salish séliš (“Salish”).

  1. A broad Native American ethnolinguistic group, the Salish peoples.
    (older usage) The Bitterroot Salish specifically.
  2. Any of the family of languages spoken by these peoples.

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Fun Facts about the name Salish

  • How unique is the name Salish? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Salish was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Salish: Your name in reverse order is Hsilas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hssila. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Salish born Jul 2, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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