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Noun: Athapaskan  ,a-thu'pas-kun
  1. 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
    - Athapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascan
     
  2. A group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
    - Athapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascan, Athapaskan language

Derived forms: Athapaskans

Type of: American Indian, American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian, Amerindian language, Indian, Native American, Red Indian [archaic]

Encyclopedia: Athapaskan