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A·na·sa·zi(ä′nə-sä′zē) Often Offensive
n. pl. Anasazi or A·na·sa·zis
An Ancestral Puebloan.
[Navajo anaasází, from anaa' bizází, enemy's ancestors : anaa', enemy + bizází, ancestors.]
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A•na•sa•zi(ˌɑ nəˈsɑ zi)
n., pl. -zis, (esp. collectively) -zi.
1. a Basket Maker–Pueblo culture of the plateau region of N Arizona and New Mexico and of S Utah and Colorado, dating probably from A.D. 100 to 1300.
2. a member of the people producing this culture.
[1936; < Navajo 'anaasází ancient inhabitants of the Pueblo ruins]
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A member of a people who lived in what is now the southwestern United States until around AD 100 . The Anasazi were weavers and potters, and built cliff dwellings in canyons.
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|Noun||1.||Anasazi - a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings|
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
cliff dweller - a member of the Anasazi people living in the southwestern United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on ledges in the sides of caves
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