- pl. -·jos·, -·jo·, -·joes· a member of a North American Indian people living in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
- the Athabaskan language of this people, a member of the Apache grouping
Origin of NavajoSpanish Navajó, shortened ; from Apaches de Navajó, literally , Apaches of Navajó, area of northwestern New Mexico ; from Tewa navahu?, arroyo with cultivated fields
Also sp. Nav′aho·
nounpl. Navajo or Nav·a·jos also Navaho or Nav·a·hos
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting extensive reservation lands in Arizona, New Mexico, and southeast Utah. The most populous of contemporary Native American groups in the United States, the Navajo are noted as stockbreeders and skilled weavers, potters, and silversmiths.
- The Apachean language of the Navajo.
Origin of NavajoAmerican Spanish Navajó, originally a place name, from Tewa navah&umacron;, large arroyo with cultivated fields.
(plural Navajos or Navajoes)
- A member of the Navajo people, currently the largest Native American tribe in North America.