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Nav·a·joalso Nav·a·ho (năv′ə-hō′, nä′və-)
n. pl. Navajo or Nav·a·jos also Navaho or Nav·a·hos
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting extensive reservation lands in Arizona, New Mexico, and southeast Utah. The most populous of contemporary Native American groups in the United States, the Navajo are noted as stockbreeders and skilled weavers, potters, and silversmiths.
2. The Apachean language of the Navajo.
[American Spanish Navajó, originally a place name, from Tewa navahū, large arroyo with cultivated fields.]
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Navaho(ˈnævəˌhəʊ; ˈnɑː-) or
npl -ho, -hos, -hoes, -jo, -jos or -joes
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Athapascan group of the Na-Dene phylum
[C18: from Spanish Navajó pueblo, from Tena Navahu large planted field]
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|Noun||1.||Navaho - a member of an Athapaskan people that migrated to Arizona and New Mexico and Utah|
|2.||Navaho - the Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho|
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