Na–Dene

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noun \nä-ˈdā-(ˌ)nā, -ˈde-, -nē\

Definition of Na–Dene

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

Origin and Etymology of na–dene

na- (from Haida na to dwell & Tlingit na people) + Dene Déné


First Known Use: 1932

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