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[aht-nuh] /ˈɑt nə/


[aht-nuh] /ˈɑt nə/
noun, plural Ahtnas (especially collectively) Ahtna for 1.
a member of a group of Indians inhabiting the Copper River Valley in southeastern Alaska.
the Athabaskan language of the Ahtna.
Also, Ahtena [aht-n-uh, aht-nuh] /ˈɑt n ə, ˈɑt nə/ (Show IPA), Atna [aht-nuh] /ˈɑt nə/ (Show IPA).
Origin of Ahtna
< Russian Atna a name for the Copper River < Ahtna ʔatnaʔ the lower Copper River (place-name of obscure origin) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • (north-east of Greenland) to the mouth of the Copper river or Atna (west of Alaska).

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • Their language is said to be a mixture of the Kenay, Unalashkan, and Atna.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • In regard to the Atna I have a statement of my own to correct, or at any rate to modify.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • Of the Atna dialects, it seems most to approach the Piskwaus.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • The Atna Indians were dressed in skins with the hair outside, and were armed with bows and arrows.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston

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