Navajo definition

năvə-hō, nävə-
The Apachean language of the Navajo.
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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.
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A member of a North American Indian people living in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
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The Athabaskan language of this people, a member of the Apache grouping.
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A member of the Navajo people, currently the largest Native American tribe in North America.
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An Apachean (Southern Athabaskan) language of the Athabascan language family belonging to the Na-Dené phylum. It is spoken by 149,000 people in the American Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
navajo
Plural:
navajoes, navajos

Origin of navajo

  • American Spanish Navajó originally a place name from Tewa navahū large arroyo with cultivated fields

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish, from Tewa navahu (“field adjoining an arroyo").

    From Wiktionary