athabaskan athabaskan

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)

News

  • When A Language Dies, What Happens To Culture?

    Nearly half of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are expected to vanish in the next 100 years. One of them is Athabaskan, a language of the Siletz tribe in the Pacific Northwest. Bud Lane, vice chairman of Siletz tribal council, explains the importance of language diversity.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. Cannon said the daily multiple flights to Haiti "will be joined by HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Halifax, which set sail (Thursday) and will provide additional personnel, equipment and helicopters."
    on Jan 16, 2010 By: Lawrence Cannon Source: Toronto Star

  2. "HMCS Halifax will be stationed offshore from Jacmel while HMCS Athabaskan will drop anchor just around the corner from Port-au-Prince at the town of Léogâne near the epicentre of the earthquake," MacKay said.
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Peter MacKay Source: Toronto Star

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