Origin of Athabaskan
Examples from the Web for athabascan
They belong to the Athabascan family, and comprise many tribes and sub-tribes.Early Western Travels 1748-1846|Various
It is learned with equal ease by both the Eskimo and Athabascan interpreters; at the same time an interpreter is necessary.
This definition, given for the Pomo, fits the Athabascan area very well.California Athabascan Groups|Martin A. Baumhoff
The other boats follow and anchor, and we have opportunity at close range to inspect these worst rapids of the Athabascan chain.The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
The maximum difference between any two known languages of the Athabascan group is that between English and German.
Word Origin and History for athabascan
1846, Athapaskan, from the name of the North American Indian people, from Lake Athabaska in northern Alberta, Canada, from Woods Cree (Algonquian) Athapaskaw, said by Webster to mean literally "grass or reeds here and there," referring to the delta region west of the lake. Also in reference to their language group.