Athapaskan language


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Noun1.Athapaskan language - a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Apache - the language of the Apache
Navaho, Navajo - the Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho
Hupa - the Athapaskan language spoken by the Hupa
Mattole - the Athapaskan language spoken by the Mattole
Chippewaian, Chippewyan, Chipewyan - the language spoken by the Chipewyan
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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Speaking a dialect of the Athapaskan language called Slavey-Hare, the people of Colville Lake are sometimes referred to as Delagot'ine, or "end-of-the-earth people.
is suggestive of a brief period of rapid population displacement and replacement, although undoubtedly of the same Athapaskan language family" (Easton 2007a:38).
The most fully developed of all Canadian syllabic scripts was created in 1885 by an Oblate missionary, Adrien-Gabriel Morice (1859-1938), for the Athapaskan language Dakelh, spoken in northern British Columbia.