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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Apachean language of the Navajo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of an Athapaskan people that migrated to Arizona and New Mexico and Utah
  • n. the Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho

Etymologies

American Spanish Navajó, originally a place-name, from Tewa navahū, large arroyo with cultivated fields.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish, from Tewa navahu ("field adjoining an arroyo"). (Wiktionary)

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