Na-Dene

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Edward Sapir in 1915, from Tlingit naa and Athabaskan dene, both meaning people or tribe.

Proper noun[edit]

Na-Dene

  1. A major language family consisting of Tlingit, Eyak and the Athabascan languages, spoken in large parts of North America.