Anasazi

noun
An·​a·​sa·​zi | \ ˌä-nə-ˈsä-zē How to pronounce Anasazi (audio) \
plural Anasazi

Definition of Anasazi

: a prehistoric American Indian inhabitant of the canyons of northern Arizona and New Mexico and southwestern Colorado

First Known Use of Anasazi

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anasazi

Navajo anaasází, literally, enemy ancestors

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“Anasazi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anasazi. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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