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Meaning of "Na-Dene" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NA-DENE

From Haida na to dwell + Athapascan dene people; coined by Edward Sapir (1884–1939), American anthropologist.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NA-DENE

Na-Dene  [nɑːˈdeɪnɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NA-DENE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Na-Dene is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NA-DENE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Na-Dene languages

Na-Dene is a Native American language family which includes at least the Athabaskan languages, Eyak, and Tlingit languages. An old inclusion of Haida is controversial. In February 2008 a proposal connecting Na-Dene to the Yeniseian languages of central Siberia into a Dené–Yeniseian family was published and well received by a number of linguists.

Definition of Na-Dene in the English dictionary

The definition of Na-Dene in the dictionary is a phylum of North American Indian languages including Athapascan, Tlingit, and Haida.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NA-DENE


Bahraini
bɑːˈreɪnɪ
Bahreini
bɑːˈreɪnɪ
brainy
ˈbreɪnɪ
cany
ˈkeɪnɪ
Cheney
ˈtʃeɪnɪ
Dunsany
dʌnˈseɪnɪ
emalangeni
ˌɛmɒːlɒːŋˈɡeɪnɪ
grainy
ˈɡreɪnɪ
insanie
ɪnˈseɪnɪ
lilangeni
ˈlɪlɑːŋˌɡeɪnɪ
meinie
ˈmeɪnɪ
meiny
ˈmeɪnɪ
mesocrany
ˌmɛsəʊˈkreɪnɪ
Museveni
ˌmʊsəˈveɪnɪ
rainy
ˈreɪnɪ
veiny
ˈveɪnɪ
waney
ˈweɪnɪ
wany
ˈweɪnɪ
zany
ˈzeɪnɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NA-DENE

N/F
N/S
N/S/F
na
NAACP
NAAFI
naan
naartjie
nab
Nabataean
Nabatean
nabbed
nabber
nabbing
nabe
Nabi
Nabis
nabk
nabla
Nablus

WORDS THAT END LIKE NA-DENE

Abilene
bene
benzene
dene
gene
Greene
hygiene
indigene
intervene
Irene
nene
neoprene
obscene
polyethylene
polypropylene
propylene
scene
sene
serene
sex scene

Synonyms and antonyms of Na-Dene in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Na-Dene» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NA-DENE

Find out the translation of Na-Dene to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Na-Dene from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Na-Dene» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

NA-提纳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Na - Dene
570 millions of speakers

English

Na-Dene
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ना बालू के टीले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نا ديني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

На-дене
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Na- Dene
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নার-Dene
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Na - Dénés
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Na-Dene
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Na - Dene
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナ·ディーン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나 - 데네
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Na-Dene
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Na- Dene
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நா டேனே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ना-डेने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Na-Dene
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Na- Dene
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Na- Dene
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

На- дене
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Na - Dene
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Na - Dene
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Na- Dene
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Na- Dene
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Na- Dene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Na-Dene

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NA-DENE»

The term «Na-Dene» is normally little used and occupies the 145.176 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NA-DENE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Na-Dene» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Na-Dene» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Na-Dene

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NA-DENE»

Discover the use of Na-Dene in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Na-Dene and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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On the Origin of Languages: Studies in Linguistic Taxonomy
do not feel that Na-Dene belongs to the other American languages. . . . Do not think me an ass if I am seriously entertaining the notion of an old Indo-Chinese offshoot into N.W. America. ... At least I know that Dene's a long shot nearer to ...
Merritt Ruhlen, 1994
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The History and Geography of Human Genes
The northwestern American Indians, identified by the family of languages they speak as Na-Dene, were next, as indicated also by their remaining in a more northern area. The Eskimo-Aleut were the latest, and inhabit only the extreme northern ...
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, Alberto Piazza, 1994
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American Indian Languages
The Na-Dene [formerly Turner's Greater Northwest Coast] dental cluster does not match Greenberg's "Na-Dene" linguistic group well. The Northwest Coast area has both few Na-Dene languages and many non- Na-Dene languages.
Lyle Campbell, 1997
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Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples
Intergroup Relations and Group Maintenance Many social problems in contemporary Na-Dene communities - alcoholism, family breakdown, marital violence, teenage suicide, and so on - are due to the displacement of traditional ways of life ...
Paul R. Magocsi, 1999
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Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: A Short Introduction
Patrick Moore Identification The linguist Edward Sapir first used the term Na- Dene to refer to a language family which he believed encompassed all Athabaskan languages as well as Tlingit and Haida. Scholars now use the term to refer both to ...
Paul R. Magocsi, 2002
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Athapaskan Linguistics: Current Perspectives on a Language ...
Directional. Systems. in. Athapaskan. and. Na-Dene. Jeff. Leer. The primary goal of this paper is to describe the salient characteristics of the directional systems of Tlingit, Eyak and Athabaskan, the three branches of the Na-Dene phylum.
Eung-Do Cook, Keren D. Rice, 1989
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Language in Canada
Sapir included Haida and Tlingit in Na.Dene mainly because of morphological similarities between these and ... While there is no demonstrable evidence that Haida is related to Na.Dene, more positive evidence forTlingit's affiliation with ...
John Edwards, 1998
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Encyclopedia of American Indian History
Tlingit is also related to this group, and together they form the language stock Na- Dene. Haida was once thought to be a member as well, but many linguists dispute this today. The languages of Tlingit, Haida, and Eyak are spoken along the ...
BRUCE JOHANSEN, BARRY PRITZKER, 2007
9
Compendium of the World's Languages: Ladakhi to Zuni
NA-DENE. LANGUAGES. INTRODUCTION Geographically, this family of North American Indian languages occupies three very uneven zones. By far the largest stretches from Central Alaska to Hudson Bay, and from the Eskimo-speaking ...
George L. Campbell, 2000
10
Hlingit Word Encyclopedia: The Origin of Copper
The Northwest Athabascan languages of Southeast Alaska tend to be grouped together as 'Na Dene' languages, along with some in the Rocky Mountains like Navajo. But Na Dene grouping has been a focus of some disagreement and ...
Sally-Anne Lambert, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NA-DENE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Na-Dene is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Complicated Science—and Conflict—Behind Identifying the …
... and South America; a second wave of Na-Dene, who settled northern Canada and Alaska; and a third, relatively recent Eskimo-Aleut wave. «Pacific Standard, Jul 15»
2
It's Palindrome Week — 8 Craziest Palindromes to Celebrate the …
... Flanna, Naara, Saire, BSEE, Wedgie, Wera, Taxila, Ras, ECU, Na-Dene, Ring, Fareham, Linus, a tat, a yapp, Rahm, Slav, Lissie, Hts, Elinore, ... «Mic, May 15»
3
OF SUN DISKS, WORLD PORTALS AND MEDICINE WHEELS …
In the Eskimo-Aleut and Na-Dene cultures of the Arctic and Subarctic, dotted and concentric circles generally symbolize the passage into ... «UFODigest, Feb 15»
4
3 Distinguished Linguists Examine Mysterious Origin of Native …
... except those of the Na-Dene and Eskimo-Aleut groups, are similar and can be classified into a single linguistic unit, which he called 'Amerind ... «The Epoch Times, Jan 15»
5
Searching for Sasquatch: One club's 25-year quest around a BC …
In Na-Dene it is known as Koosh-Taa-Kaa, the land-otter man. Mr. McGirr has never seen a Sasquatch. But he's worked with people like Bill ... «The Globe and Mail, Sep 14»
6
Genetic findings shed new light on migration patterns of Arctic …
They found that the Saqqaq DNA did not resemble the present-day Eskimos or the Na-Dene population, ancestors of most Native Americans. «The Arctic Sounder, Sep 14»
7
Native Americans and Siberians on Beringia land bridge may have …
The study compared Yeniseian languages of Central Siberia to Na-Dene, a group of native North American languages. These two tongues may ... «Tech Times, Mar 14»
8
Ancient Migration Patterns to North America Are Hidden in …
A pair of linguistics researchers, Mark Sicoli and Gary Holton, recently analyzed languages from North American Na-Dene family (traditionally ... «Smithsonian, Mar 14»
9
Land Bridge Connects North American and Siberian Languages
Indigenous languages in North America and central Siberia may have stemmed from the same place. Scientists are suggesting that Na-Dene ... «Science News, Mar 14»
10
Mystery of Native Americans' missing 10000 years solved
... an impact only in Arctic populations that speak Eskimo-Aleut languages and in the Canadian Chipewyan who speak a Na-Dene language. «Daily Mail, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Na-Dene [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/na-dene>. May 2021 ».
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