noun, plural Aht·nas, (especially collectively) Aht·na for 1.
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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