Definition of Navajo

1. Noun. A member of an Athapaskan people that migrated to Arizona and New Mexico and Utah.

Exact synonyms: Navaho
Generic synonyms: Athabascan, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan

2. Noun. The Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho.

Definition of Navajo

1. Noun. A member of the Navajo people, currently the largest Native American tribe in North America. ¹

2. Proper noun. An Apachean (Southern Athabaskan) language of the Athabascan language family belonging to the Na-Dené phylum. It is spoken by 149,000 people in the American Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Navajo

Naucrates ductor
Nauheim bath
Nauheim treatment
Nauru Island
Nauta's stain
Navajo (current term)
Navajo white
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
Naval Research Laboratory
Naval Special Warfare
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Naval Underwater Warfare Center
Navan Fort

Literary usage of Navajo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"Very few of these benefits trickled to Navajo veterans. Many Navajo Veterans still suffer from the painful, emotional and psychological trauma. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"THE CHAIRMAN : We will now hear from Mr. WR JOHNSTON, who has been for twelve years a missionary to the Navajo Indians of Arizona. THE NEEDS OF THE Navajo ..."

3. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"Recorded at the Navajo Indian Reservation, northeastern Arizona. ... Re: Navajo kinship. Includes: chart showing those descendants of Whiteman Viller and ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Navajo Indians, numbering about 20000, constitute the largest group of Indians ... The Navajo women weave the renowned Navajo blankets; noted for their ..."

5. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"... the United States of America and the Navajo Tribe of Indians; Concluded June 1, I860; Ratification advised July 25, 1868; Proclaimed August 12, 1868. ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1892)
"In presenting a slight sketch of a very curious myth of the Navajo Indians of New Mexico, which, under the name of ' The Mountain Chant,' is given at length ..."

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