Definition of Athabaskan
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Apache, Chipewyan, Hupa, Mattole, Navaho, Navajo
2. Noun. A group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir).
Generic synonyms: American Indian, American-indian Language, Amerind, Amerindian Language, Indian
Specialized synonyms: Apache, Navaho, Navajo, Hupa, Mattole, Chipewyan, Chippewaian, Chippewyan
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Definition of Athabaskan
1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of Athabascan) ¹
2. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of Athabascan) ¹
3. Noun. (alternative spelling of Athabascan) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Athabaskan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Russian Orthodox Church Of Alaska And The Aleutian Islands And Its Relation by Vyacheslav Ivanov (1998)
"... he needed a translator for North athabaskan languages. The situation deteriorated by the end of the nineteenth century. At that time most of the priests ..."
2. Opuscula: Essays, Chiefly Philological and Ethnographical by Robert Gordon Latham (1860)
"I infer from this that the diffusion of the language over those parts is comparatively recent; in other words, that the athabaskan family has moved from ..."
3. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1854)
"The athabaskan extends only to the great inlet of Hudson's Bay. lie ... the southern limit of the Eskimo is the northern limit of the athabaskan : the ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Contemplating the distribution of the tribes belonging to the athabaskan stock in three divisions, viz. a northern (continuous and very extensive), ..."
5. Directory of Cultural Resource Education Programsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"LING Introductory Syntactic Theory ANL Beginning athabaskan Literacy ANL Advanced athabaskan Literacy ANL Introduction to athabaskan Linguistics ESK Inupiaq ..."
6. The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham (1851)
"The athabaskan is the first class in our list; and, if we look only at the area ... All the athabaskan languages or dialects are mutually intelligible. ..."