noun, plural Aht·nas, (especially collectively) Aht·na 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 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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of atna

  • (north-east of Greenland) to the mouth of the Copper river or Atna (west of Alaska).

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker

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


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Their language is said to be a mixture of the Kenay, Unalashkan, and Atna.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Of the Atna dialects, it seems most to approach the Piskwaus.


    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