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Atna

[aht-nuh] /ˈɑt nə/
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Ahtna

[aht-nuh] /ˈɑt nə/
noun, plural Ahtnas (especially collectively) Ahtna for 1.
1.
a member of a group of Indians inhabiting the Copper River Valley in southeastern Alaska.
2.
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)
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  • Wrangell believes the Koltschanes, atnas, and Kolosches to be one people.

  • They fall into two divisions, whereof the nearer can make itself intelligible to the atnas and Kenays.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham

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