Etymology
Advertisement

Athabaskan

also Athabascan, Athapaskan, 1844 as a language name, from the name of the widespread family of North American Indian languages, from Lake Athabaska in northern Alberta, Canada, from Woods Cree (Algonquian) Athapaskaw, literally "(where) there are plants one after another" [Bright], referring to the delta region west of the lake. The languages are spoken across a wide area of Alaska and sub-arctic Canada and include Apachean (including Navajo) in the U.S. southwest.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of Athabaskan

Athabaskan (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Athapaskan / Athapascan / Athabascan
Athabaskan (n.)
a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir);
Synonyms: Athapaskan / Athapascan / Athabascan / Athapaskan language
From wordnet.princeton.edu