Definition of Athabascan

1. Noun. A group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir).




2. Noun. A member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska.
Exact synonyms: Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan
Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Apache, Chipewyan, Hupa, Mattole, Navaho, Navajo

Definition of Athabascan

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a group of peoples mostly inhabiting Alaska, western Canada, the Pacific coast of California and Oregon, and the Navajo and Apache peoples in the American Southwest. Sometimes thought to have been the second migration of peoples into the Americas. ¹

2. Proper noun. The family of languages spoken by these peoples. ¹

3. Noun. Any member of these peoples. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Athabascan

Atarax
Atari
Ataris
Ataturk
Atayal
Atayalic
Atchafalaya
Atcheson
Ate
Ateles geoffroyi
Atellan
Atellans
Atenism
Aterian
Ateso
Athabascan
Athabascans
Athabaskan
Athabaskans
Athan
Athanasian
Athanasian Creed
Athanasianism
Athanasios
Athanasius
Athanasius the Great
Athapascan
Athapaskan
Athapaskan language

Literary usage of Athabascan

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1. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1897)
"On the affinities of the Otomi language with athabascan dialects. by DANIEL G. BRINTON, M. D, LL. D., D. SC. In his Cronica Serafica del ..."

2. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1846)
"Tribes of the athabascan family occupy the country about the sources of the Salmon River, Frazer's Eiver, and the northern tributaries of the Columbia. ..."

3. Russian Orthodox Church Of Alaska And The Aleutian Islands And Its Relation by Vyacheslav Ivanov (1998)
"In his classification Tlingit, North-athabascan languages, and Haida are fused together which makes him a predecessor of Sapir's Na-Dene hypothesis (the ..."

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