Uto-Aztecan
noun Etymology: Ute + -o- + Aztec Date: 1891 a family of American Indian languages spoken by peoples from the United States Great Basin south to Central America • Uto-Aztecan adjective

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  • Uto-Aztecan — [yo͞ot′ō az′tek΄ən] n. a family of Amerindian languages of the W U.S., Mexico, and Central America, including Hopi, Nahuatl, Pima, Shoshone, and Ute adj. designating or of these languages, the peoples that speak them, or their cultures …   English World dictionary

  • Uto-Aztecan — /yooh toh az tek euhn/, n. 1. an American Indian language family, widespread from Idaho to Central America and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific: this family includes Hopi, Ute, Shoshone, Comanche, Nahuatl, Papago, Pima, and other languages …   Universalium

  • Uto-Aztecan — noun a family of American Indian languages (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑Uto Aztecan language • Hypernyms: ↑Amerind, ↑Amerindian language, ↑American Indian language, ↑American Indian, ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uto-Aztecan — 1. noun A certain Native American language family including a large number of geographically distant languages such as Hopi, Nahuatl (Aztec) and Comanche. 2. adjective Of or pertaining to Uto Aztecan …   Wiktionary

  • Uto-Aztecan — [ˌju:təʊ aztɛk(ə)n] noun a language family of Central America and western North America. adjective relating to or denoting Uto Aztecan …   English new terms dictionary

  • Uto-Aztecan — U•to Az•tec•an [[t]ˈyu toʊˈæz tɛk ən[/t]] n. 1) peo a family of American Indian languages spoken or formerly spoken in the U.S. Great Basin, the U.S. Southwest and S California, and NW and W Mexico, including as well the Nahuatl language of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Uto-Aztecan — /jutoʊ ˈæztɛkən/ (say yoohtoh aztekuhn) adjective of or relating to a Native American language group, widespread from Idaho to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific; includes Hopi, Ute,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Uto-Aztecan languages — Uto Aztecan Geographic distribution: Western United States, Mexico Linguistic classification: Uto Aztecan Proto language: Proto Uto Aztecan Subdivisions: Hopi …   Wikipedia

  • Uto-Aztecan languages — Family of more than 30 American Indian languages spoken in pre Columbian times from the northern Great Basin to Central America. Geographically, Uto Aztecan can be divided into a northern and a southern branch. The northern branch, spoken from… …   Universalium

  • Uto-Aztecan language — noun a family of American Indian languages • Syn: ↑Uto Aztecan • Hypernyms: ↑Amerind, ↑Amerindian language, ↑American Indian language, ↑American Indian, ↑Indian • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

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