noun \nä-ˈdā-(ˌ)nā, -ˈde-, -nē\

Definition of NA-DENE

:  a hypothetically related group of American Indian languages that includes the Athabascan family, Tlingit, and Haida

Origin of NA-DENE

na- (from Haida na to dwell & Tlingit na people) + Dene Déné
First Known Use: 1915


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