- a member of a group of Indians inhabiting the Copper River Valley in southeastern Alaska.
- the Athabaskan language of the Ahtna.
Also Ah·te·na [aht-n-uh, aht-nuh] /ˈɑt n ə, ˈɑt nə/, At·na [aht-nuh] /ˈɑt nə/.
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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Examples from the Web for atna
(north-east of Greenland) to the mouth of the Copper river or Atna (west of Alaska).The Races of Man
In regard to the Atna I have a statement of my own to correct, or at any rate to modify.
Their language is said to be a mixture of the Kenay, Unalashkan, and Atna.
Of the Atna dialects, it seems most to approach the Piskwaus.
The Atna Indians were dressed in skins with the hair outside, and were armed with bows and arrows.Pioneers in Canada
Sir Harry Johnston