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Navajo

or Nav·a·ho

[ nav-uh-hoh, nah-vuh- ]
/ ˈnæv əˌhoʊ, ˈnɑ və- /
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noun, plural Nav·a·jos, Nav·a·joes, (especially collectively) Nav·a·jo for 1.
Also called Diné . a member of the most populous nation of the southern division of Athabascan Native Americans, located in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, and now constituting the largest tribal group in the United States.
the Athabascan language of the Navajo.
adjective
Also Diné . of, relating to, or characteristic of the Navajo, their language, or their culture: a Navajo blanket.
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Origin of Navajo

First recorded in 1800–10; from American Spanish Apaches de Nabajú “Apaches of Nabajú” (Navajo and several Apachean languages are mutually intelligible), originally a place name applied to the Largo Canyon region of the Four Corners area of northwest New Mexico, from Tewa navahu “large arroyo with cultivated fields”; see also Diné
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