1. a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
2. a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
Syn: ↑Athapascan, ↑Athabaskan, ↑Athabascan
Hypernyms: ↑Indian, ↑American Indian, ↑Red Indian
Hyponyms: ↑Apache, ↑Chipewyan, ↑Hupa, ↑Mattole, ↑Navaho, ↑Navajo

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/ath'euh pas"keuhn/, n., adj.
Also, Athapascan.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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