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Na-De•ne



Pronunciation: (nä-dā'nē, nä"dā-nā'), [key]
n.
1. a group of North American Indian languages, comprising the Athabaskan family, Eyak, Tlingit, and Haida, hypothetically considered to be descendants of a single protolanguage: the genetic relationship of either Tlingit or Haida to Athabaskan and Eyak is now disputed.
2. the hypothesized protolanguage itself.

adj.
of, belonging to, or pertaining to Na-Dene. Also,Na•de'ne.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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