uto aztecan

Uto-Aztecan

[yoo-toh-az-tek-uhn]
noun
1.
an American Indian language family, widespread from Idaho to Central America and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific: this family includes Hopi, Ute, Shoshone, Comanche, Nahuatl, Papago, Pima, and other languages.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Uto-Aztecan.

Origin:
1891; Ute + -o- + Aztecan

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Uto-Aztecan (ˈjuːtəʊˈæztɛkən)
 
n
1.  a family of North and Central American Indian languages including Nahuatl, Shoshone, Pima, and Ute
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this family of languages or the peoples speaking them

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