From Navajo naaltsoos (“book”) + áyiilaa (“he made it”). The name is due to a misunderstanding where the Navajo phrase for "a book written by" was interpreted as an author’s name. The books’ covers bear the words Brian Wildsmith Naaltsoos Áyiilaa, meaning "a book by Brian Wildsmith."
- A person’s name.
- ^ Young, Robert W & William Morgan, Sr. The Navajo Language. A Grammar and Colloquial Dictionary. University of New Mexico Press. Albuquerque, NM: 1987.
- ^ Worldcat listing for Ayiilaa, Naaltsoos. worldcat.org. Accessed 2011-12-30.
- ^ Barnes & Noble. barnesandnoble.com. Accessed 2011-12-30.
- ^ Alibris listing. alibris.com Accessed 2011-12-30