HyperDic: athapaskan

English > 2 senses of the word Athapaskan:
NOUNperson Athapaskan, Athapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascana 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
communicationAthapaskan, Athapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascan, Athapaskan languagea group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
English > Athapaskan: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA 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.
SynonymsAthapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascan
NarrowerApacheAny member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico)
ChipewyanA member of the Athapaskan people living in western Canada between Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay
HupaA member of the Athapaskan people of the Trinity River valley in California
MattoleA member of the Athapaskan people living in northwestern California
Navaho, NavajoA member of an Athapaskan people that migrated to Arizona and New Mexico and Utah
BroaderAmerindian, Native AmericanAny member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
English > Athapaskan: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir).
SynonymsAthapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascan, Athapaskan language
RegionUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
NarrowerApacheThe language of the Apache
Chipewyan, Chippewyan, ChippewaianThe language spoken by the Chipewyan
HupaThe Athapaskan language spoken by the Hupa
MattoleThe Athapaskan language spoken by the Mattole
Navaho, NavajoThe Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho
BroaderAmerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, IndianA member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Spanishlengua atabascana

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