Definition of Athapaskan

1. Noun. A member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska.

Exact synonyms: Athabascan, Athabaskan, Athapascan
Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Apache, Chipewyan, Hupa, Mattole, Navaho, Navajo

2. Noun. A group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir).

Lexicographical Neighbors of Athapaskan

Aterian
Ateso
Athabascan
Athabascans
Athabaskan
Athabaskans
Athan
Athanasian
Athanasian Creed
Athanasianism
Athanasios
Athanasius
Athanasius the Great
Athapascan
Athapaskan
Athapaskan language
Atharva-Veda
Atharvaveda
Athelstan
Athena
Athene
Athene noctua
Athenian
Athenians
Athens
Atherinidae
Atherinopsis
Atherinopsis californiensis
Atherton

Literary usage of Athapaskan

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

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"Fairly good collections exist from the athapaskan tribes, from the tribes of Columbia River, and—east of the mountains--from the Omaha, and from some ..."

2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1895)
"athapaskan TRIBES OF THE WEST.—The Rev. AG Morice, a French priest of the ... of the athapaskan languages in a more adequate way than was done before him. ..."

3. An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language by Franciscans, St. Michaels, Ariz (1910)
"Of the extent of territory over which the athapaskan stock is spread, Father AG Morice, ... Of the northern athapaskan or I)ene Tribes in Canada and Alaska, ..."

4. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1907)
"It seems almost impossible, even at the present day, to give an exact enumeration of athapaskan dialects. Their language is also so complicated and so ..."

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