Athabascan


Ath·a·bas·can

noun \ˌa-thə-ˈbas-kən\

Definition of ATHABASCAN

1
:  a family of American Indian languages spoken primarily in western Canada, Alaska, and the United States Southwest
2
:  a member of a people speaking an Athabascan language

Variants of ATHABASCAN

Ath·a·bas·can or Ath·a·bas·kan \-ˈbas-\ also Ath·a·pas·kan \-ˈpas-\ or Ath·a·pas·can \-ˈpas-\

Origin of ATHABASCAN

Athabasca, a Cree band, from Cree dialect δapaska·w, name for the area east of Lake Athabasca, literally, (where) there are reeds one after another
First Known Use: 1846

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