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or Navaho

[nav-uh-hoh, nah-vuh-] /ˈnæv əˌhoʊ, ˈnɑ və-/
noun, plural Navajos, Navajoes (especially collectively) Navajo for 1.
a member of the principal tribe of the southern division of the Athabaskan stock of North American Indians, located in New Mexico and Arizona, and now constituting the largest tribal group in the U.S.
the Athabaskan language of the Navajo.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Navajo, their language, or their culture:
a Navajo blanket. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Its floor was painted and carpeted with new Navajo blankets and a bear skin.

    Bruce of the Circle A Harold Titus
  • Perchance he is living with them to-day on the Navajo reservation.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery Burt L. Standish
  • Naab gave him a bag from one of the packs, spoke a few words in Navajo, and then slapped the burros into the trail.

  • Both are of Navajo importation, by which tribe they are much prized and used.

    Zui Fetiches Frank Hamilton Cushing
  • In the southern and last division of the Tinneh family are found the great Apache and Navajo nations, with their many dialects.

  • The water was cold; the distance greater than the Navajo had imagined.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Word Origin and History for Navajo

Athabaskan people and language, 1780, from Spanish Apaches de Nabaju (1629), from Tewa (Tanoan) Navahu, said to mean literally "large field" or "large planted field," containing nava "field" and hu "valley." Spanish Navajo was used 17c. in reference to the area now in northwestern New Mexico.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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