Definition of Anasazi

1. Noun. A Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings.

Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Cliff Dweller



Definition of Anasazi

1. Noun. Any of a Native American people who once lived in cliff-dwellings in Utah and Colorado. ¹

2. Proper noun. The language once spoken by these people. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anasazi

Anapsida
Anapurna
Anarhichadidae
Anarhichas
Anas acuta
Anas americana
Anas clypeata
Anas crecca
Anas discors
Anas penelope
Anas platyrhynchos
Anas querquedula
Anas rubripes
Anasa
Anasa tristis
Anasazi (current term)
Anasazis
Anaspida
Anastacia
Anastasi
Anastasia
Anastasius
Anastatica
Anastatica hierochuntica
Anastomus
Anatidae
Anatole
Anatole France
Anatoli
Anatoli Karpov

Literary usage of Anasazi

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1. Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin edited by Deborah M. Finch, Joseph A. Tainter (1996)
"American Indian effects on local woodlands are thought to have been insignificant or highly localized until the late 12th century, when the Anasazi ..."

2. Southwest Indians by Elaine Hansen Cleary (1996)
"The Anasazi Indians were the builders of large pueblos, and it is believed that their ... Religion, trade networks, and art were part of the Anasazi sociey. ..."

3. Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis (2007)
"The Lost World of the Anasazi: Exploring the Mysteries of Chaco Canyon by Peter Lourie The book details the author's personal journey to the sacred ruins of ..."

4. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"The only general agreement appears to be that this "International Four Corners" area (Minnis 1989) lies south of Anasazi territory and north of Mesoamerica ..."

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