Nav·a·jo also Nav·a·ho (năvə-hō′, nävə-)
n. pl. Navajo or Nav·a·jos also Navaho or Nav·a·hos
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting extensive reservation lands in Arizona, New Mexico, and southeast Utah. The most populous of contemporary Native American groups in the United States, the Navajo are noted as stockbreeders and skilled weavers, potters, and silversmiths.
2. The Apachean language of the Navajo.
[American Spanish Navajó, originally a place name, from Tewa navahū, large arroyo with cultivated fields.]
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