Definition of Navajo in English:
noun (plural same or Navajos)
1A member of an American Indian people of New Mexico and Arizona.
- It appeared that Navajos and other American Indians made up over ninety percent of those attending.
- Pueblo auxiliaries were often required to fight with Spanish troops against either Apaches, Navajos, Utes, or Comanches, depending upon Spanish Indian policies and alliances at any given time.
- As an Indian agent in New Mexico in the 1850s, Carson had to balance competing desires and needs of Anglos, Apaches, Hispanos, Navajos, Pueblos, and Utes.
2The Athabaskan language of the Navajo.
- Navajo citizens are choosing to speak English rather than Navajo.
- He actually wrote a highschool-level textbook of Navajo linguistics aimed at helping speakers of Navajo to discover the structure of their language.
- In politics, however, Navajo remains the language of power.
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Relating to the Navajo or their language.
- All of the Navajo immersion students improved in their Navajo language skills.
- Hogans are only part of his dream to preserve Navajo culture through language and traditions, but they offer tangible evidence of what a Navajo-inspired and operated enterprise can do.
- All of these factors are contributing to the shift from Navajo to English language use in Navajo communities.
Definition of Navajo in:
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