Navajo

noun Na·va·jo \ ˈna-və-ˌhō , ˈnä- \
variants: or less commonly Navaho

Definition of Navajo

plural Navajo or Navajos also -ho or -hos
1 :a member of an American Indian people of northern New Mexico and Arizona
2 :the language of the Navajo people

Origin and Etymology of navajo

Spanish (Apache de) Navajó, literally, Apache of Navajó, from Navajó, area occupied by Navajos, probably from Tewa (Pueblo Indian language of northern New Mexico) navahu·, literally, arroyo with planted fields


NAVAJO Defined for English Language Learners

Navajo

noun

Definition of Navajo for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a Native American people originally from New Mexico and Arizona

  • : the language of the Navajo people


NAVAJO Defined for Kids

Navajo

noun Na·va·jo
variants: also Navaho \ˈna-və-hō, ˈnä-\

Definition of Navajo for Students

plural Navajos also Navahos
1 :a member of an American Indian people of northern New Mexico and Arizona
2 :the language of the Navajo people


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