Navajo

Navajo

[nav-uh-hoh, nah-vuh-]
noun, plural Navajos, Navajoes (especially collectively) Navajo for 1.
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.
2.
the Athabaskan language of the Navajo.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Navajo, their language, or their culture: a Navajo blanket.
Also, Navaho.
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Navaho or Navajo (ˈnævəˌhəʊ, ˈnɑː-, ˈnævəˌhəʊ, ˈnɑː-)
 
n , -ho, -hos, -hoes, -jo, -jos, -joes
1.  a member of a North American Indian people of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Athapascan group of the Na-Dene phylum
 
[C18: from Spanish Navajó pueblo, from Tena Navahu large planted field]
 
Navajo or Navajo
 
n
 
[C18: from Spanish Navajó pueblo, from Tena Navahu large planted field]

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