Talk:Naakaii Łizhiní Bikéyah

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"walk"[edit]

Why is "walk" part of this term? 71.66.97.228 06:51, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

I believe the term "walkers" is used in Navajo for many races that are darker skinned than whites but are not Native American. Compare Naakaii. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:55, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Is this because they are perceived to be nomadic (as many pastoral groups around the world)? 71.66.97.228 03:54, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

I don’t think anyone knows. Maybe the first Spaniards lost their horses and arrived on foot. —Stephen (Talk) 03:58, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

But the Spaniards are the sheep people, correct? 71.66.97.228 04:16, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

The ones that I know are bovine people. Probably, since there are so many of them, some prefer sheep. —Stephen (Talk) 04:19, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

I meant Dibé diníí bikéyah--we don't have an etymology there yet, but I thought it means "country of the sheep people." 71.66.97.228 04:21, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

That’s in Spain. The Navajo did not have direct relations with Spain. The only Spaniards that they had direct experience with were from Mexico. Things concerning foreign places and people come out of books and magazines. —Stephen (Talk) 04:32, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

And actually, I believe Mexico included all of Navajoland for hundreds of years, before the Mexican War of the mid-1800s. 71.66.97.228 04:58, 9 August 2012 (UTC)