Navajo

noun Na·va·jo \ˈna-və-ˌhō, ˈnä-\

Definition of Navajo

plural

Navajo

or

Navajos

also

Navaho

or

Navahos

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

  2. 2 :  the language of the Navajo people

Variants of navajo

less commonly

Navaho

play \ˈna-və-ˌhō, ˈnä-\

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


First Known Use: 1780


NAVAJO Defined for English Language Learners

Navajo

noun Na·va·jo \ˈna-və-ˌhō, ˈnä-\

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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