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  1. Ahtna.
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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.
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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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Historical Examples of atnas

  • Wrangell believes the Koltschanes, Atnas, and Kolosches to be one people.

    The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1

    Hubert Howe Bancroft

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


    Robert Gordon Latham