Navajo

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

Navaho

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Definition of Navajo

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Navajo

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Navajos

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Navaho

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Navahos

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of northern New Mexico and Arizona

  2. 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

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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



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