Na-Dene[nä′də nā′, -dā-]
a proposed grouping of North American Indian language families, including the Athabaskan languages, Tlingit, and Haida
Origin of Na-Dene; from Haida na, to dwell, house and amp; Tlingit na, people + Athabaskan dene, person, people (occurring in various dialect forms): coined (1914) by Edward Sapir while at Ottawa
A North American Indian language family that includes the Athabaskan languages, Tlingit, and possibly Haida.
Origin of Na-DeneHaida náa-, house, to live, and Tlingit naa, tribe + Proto-Athabaskan *d&schwa;næ, person.