Pronunciation: (nä-dā'nē, nä"dā-nā'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/na-dene.html on line 71 [key]
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.
of, belonging to, or pertaining to Na-Dene. Also,Na•de'ne.
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