Definitions for na-denenɑˈdeɪ ni, ˌnɑ deɪˈneɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Na-De•nenɑˈdeɪ ni, ˌnɑ deɪˈneɪ(n.)

  1. a proposed genetic grouping of American Indian languages that includes the Athabaskan family, Tlingit, and Haida.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Na-Dene:

1915; Haida na to live, house, Tlingit na people, Athabaskan *-ne in dene, repr. a word in Athabaskan languages for “person, people”

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Na-Dene(noun)

    a family of North American Indian languages

Wiktionary

  1. Na-Dene(ProperNoun)

    A major language family consisting of Tlingit, Eyak and the Athabascan languages, spoken in large parts of North America.

  2. Origin: Coined by in 1915, from naa and dene, both meaning people or tribe.

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