Navajo

(Sp. model spelled same [naßáxo], either < Spanish nava 'plain surrounded by mountains' of pre-Roman origin or < Tewa naba 'cultivated field' via Spanish)
   The largest American Indian group in the United States. They inhabit regions of Arizona, New Mexico, and southeastern Utah. Their language is from the Athapascan group, and their economy is based primarily on agriculture and raising sheep. They are also known for their artwork, including silversmithing, sand painting, and blanket weaving.
   Alternate form: Navaho.

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  • Navajo — or Navaho may refer to: Navajo people Navajo Nation, the governmental entity of the Navajo people Navajo language, spoken by the Navajo people Places in the United States Navajo, San Diego, California Navajo, New Mexico Navajo City, New Mexico… …   Wikipedia

  • Navajo — steht für: Navajo (Volk), ein nordamerikanisches Indianervolk (Eigenbezeichnung Diné) Navajo (Sprache), die zur Gruppe der Athapasken Sprachen gehörende Sprache der Navajo (Eigenbezeichnung Diné bizaad) Navajo (Film), einen Oscar nominierten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Navajo — [nav′ə hō΄, nä′və hō΄] n. [Sp Navajó, shortened < Apaches de Navajó, lit., Apaches of Navajo, area of NW New Mexico < Tewa navahu˙, arroyo with cultivated fields ] 1. pl. Navajos, Navajo, Navajoes a member of a North American Indian people… …   English World dictionary

  • Navajo I — secure telephone The Navajo I is a secure telephone built into a briefcase that was developed by the U.S. National Security Agency. According to information on display in 2002 at the NSA s National Cryptologic Museum, 110 units were built in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Navajō — (spr. wācho), nordamerikan. Indianerstamm der Athabasken (s. d.) in Neumexiko, mit den Apatschen verwandt. Früher als kühne Räuber gefürchtet, sind sie jetzt zur Viehzucht übergegangen. 1890 lebten in der Navajo Agentur in Neumexiko 17,204 Seelen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Navajo — Navajo, NM U.S. Census Designated Place in New Mexico Population (2000): 2097 Housing Units (2000): 560 Land area (2000): 2.259478 sq. miles (5.852021 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.259478 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Navajo, NM — U.S. Census Designated Place in New Mexico Population (2000): 2097 Housing Units (2000): 560 Land area (2000): 2.259478 sq. miles (5.852021 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.259478 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Navajo — Athabaskan people and language, 1780, from Sp. Apaches de Nabaju (1629), from Tewa (Tanoan) Navahu, said to mean lit. large field or large planted field, containing nava field and hu valley. Sp. Navajo was used 17c. in ref. to the area now in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • navajo — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo aos navajos, povo indígena da américa do Norte. • s. 2 g. 2. Indivíduo pertencente aos navajos. • s. m. 3.  [Linguística] Língua falada pelos navajos.   ‣ Etimologia: espanhol navajo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • navajo — (izg. navȁho) m DEFINICIJA lingv. jezik naroda Navaho, govori se u SAD u (Novi Meksiko), svrstava se u porodicu na dene ETIMOLOGIJA vidi Navajo …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • navajo — navajo, ja adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. De un pueblo amerindio del grupo apache que vivía en el sector meridional de las montañas Rocosas: un indio navajo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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