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also Na·Dé·né  (nä′dā′nē, -dā-nā′)
A North American Indian language family that includes the Athabaskan languages, Tlingit, and possibly Haida.

[Haida náa-, house, to live, and Tlingit naa, tribe + Proto-Athabaskan *dənæ, person.]

Na-De′ne adj.
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(nɑːˈdeɪnɪ; nəˈdiːn) or


(Languages) a phylum of North American Indian languages including Athapascan, Tlingit, and Haida
[from Haida na to dwell + Athapascan dene people; coined by Edward Sapir (1884–1939), American anthropologist]
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(nɑˈdeɪ ni, ˌnɑ deɪˈneɪ)

a proposed genetic grouping of American Indian languages that includes the Athabaskan family, Tlingit, and Haida.
[1915; Haida na to live, house, Tlingit na people, Athabaskan *-ne in dene, representing a word in Athabaskan languages for “person, people”]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Na-Dene - a family of North American Indian languages
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Haida - the Na-Dene language of the Haida
Tlingit - the Na-Dene language spoken by the Tlingit
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La mayoria de los estudios han buscado corroborar los tres grandes eventos migratorios de los ultimos 20.000 anos, cada uno de ellos correspondido estrechamente con los tres grupos de lenguas modernas encontradas entre los nativos de Norteamerica y Sudamerica: Nadene, Eskimo-aleutiano y Paleoindio.