Salish Internal Relationships

  title={Salish Internal Relationships},
  author={Morris Swadesh},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={157 - 167}
  • M. Swadesh
  • Published 1 October 1950
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  • International Journal of American Linguistics
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