1. [ noun ] 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
Synonyms: Athabaskan Athabascan Athapascan
Related terms: Indian Apache Hupa Mattole Navaho Chipewyan
2. [ noun ] (linguistics) a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
Synonyms: Athabascan Athabaskan Athapaskan_language Athapascan
Related terms: Amerind Hupa Apache Mattole Chipewyan Navaho US
Similar spelling:   Athapascan