Naakaii náásééł

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Navajo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From naakaii (Mexicans) + náásééł (are coming as a mob). They say that if you ask a mantis, "háádę́ę́ʼ Naakaii náásééł?" (which direction are the Mexicans coming from?), the mantis will point in the correct direction. It will not move if asked any other question.

Noun[edit]

Naakaii náásééł

  1. praying mantis