What does Navajo mean?

Definitions for Navajo
ˈnæv əˌhoʊ, ˈnɑ və-nava·jo

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Navajo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Navaho, Navajonoun

    a member of an Athapaskan people that migrated to Arizona and New Mexico and Utah

  2. Navaho, Navajonoun

    the Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho


  1. Navajonoun

    A member of the Navajo people, currently the largest Native American tribe in North America.

  2. Navajonoun

    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).


  1. Navajo

    The Navajo (; British English: Navaho; Navajo: Diné or Naabeehó) are a Native American people of the Southwestern United States. With more than 399,494 enrolled tribal members as of 2021, the Navajo Nation is the largest federally recognized tribe in the United States; additionally, the Navajo Nation has the largest reservation in the country. The reservation straddles the Four Corners region and covers more than 27,325 square miles (70,000 square km) of land in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The Navajo Reservation is slightly larger than the state of West Virginia. The Navajo language is spoken throughout the region, and most Navajos also speak English. The states with the largest Navajo populations are Arizona (140,263) and New Mexico (108,306). More than three-fourths of the enrolled Navajo population resides in these two states.Besides the Navajo Nation proper, a small group of Navajos are members of the federally recognized Colorado River Indian Tribes.


  1. navajo

    The Navajo are a Native American group that is primarily located in the southwestern United States, specifically in areas of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. They constitute the second-largest Native American tribe in the U.S, after the Cherokee. The Navajo Nation is a semi-autonomous Native American-governed territory covering about 17,544,500 acres. The Navajo people are also recognized for their creation of a unique and complex Navajo language, especially their contribution as Code Talkers during World War II. Their traditional economy is based on agriculture and livestock.


  1. Navajo

    Navajo is a census-designated place in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 2,097 at the 2000 census. Navajo is the most Navajo town in the United States, with 95.04% of residents having full or partial Navajo ancestry.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Navajo is ranked #134712 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Navajo surname appeared 125 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Navajo.

    72.8% or 91 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    15.2% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.4% or 8 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Navajo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Navajo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Navajo in a Sentence

  1. Navajo Nation:

    Utilizing our way of life and teaching helps our Navajo people feel it's okay to take the shots.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I have to say, I said to Gen.( John) Kelly... I said,' How good were Navajo Code Talkers ? What was it ?' He said,' Sir, you have no idea. You have no idea how great Navajo Code Talkers were -- what Navajo Code Talkers've done for this country, and the strength and the bravery and the love that Navajo Code Talkers had for the country,'.

  3. Chester Nez:

    President George W. Bush dedicated President George W. Bush life to helping others and President George W. Bush changed the lives of so many people for the better, we will miss President George W. Bush smile, President George W. Bush humor, and President George W. Bush love and compassion for Navajo People.

  4. Manuelito Wheeler:

    After dubbing Star Wars in Navajo and seeing the audience reaction, I knew we needed to do more for the kids, this movie is a true classic and we will work hard to uphold the Disney and Pixar standard while giving our Navajo kids an engaging and imaginative way to learn their language.

  5. The EPA:

    Navajo officials have reacted quickly, assessing their well fields and drinking and irrigation water intake systems and issuing a precautionary 'do not use' public service announcement regarding water from potentially impacted sources.

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