Uto-Aztecan

noun

Uto-Az·​tec·​an ˌyü-tō-ˈaz-ˌte-kən How to pronounce Uto-Aztecan (audio)
: a family of languages spoken by Indigenous peoples from the U.S. Great Basin south to Central America
Uto-Aztecan adjective

Word History

Etymology

Ute + -o- + Aztec

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Uto-Aztecan was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Uto-Aztecan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uto-Aztecan. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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