Definition of Athabascan
1 : a family of American Indian languages spoken primarily in western Canada, Alaska, and the U.S. Southwest
2 : a member of a people speaking an Athabascan language
Origin and Etymology of athabascan
Athabasca, a Cree band, from Cree dialect aδδapaska·w, name for the area east of Lake Athabasca, literally, (where) there are reeds one after another
First Known Use: 1830
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