An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language
First published in 1910, An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navajo Language is still the standard and most complete work of traditional Navajo life, social customs, religion and material culture. Its unique approach through the medium of language gives an insight into Navajo culture, unlike that of any other work. It is unique in many respects: it is an intimate, detailed and informative account of the traditional Navajo universe in all of its manifestations. Diné Bizaad (Navajo language) has become an endangered language and many contemporary Diné are to a large extend not familiar any more with some of the aspects of their traditional culture, recorded in this publication. This book is a great resource not only to the general reader, or student and scholar of Navajo culture, but also for Navajo parents who want to pass on traditional teachings to their children to ensure the longevity of the culture of their ancestors. Native Child Dinétah is reprinting and creating new editions of historical writings to help preserve and continue Navajo culture, language, and history. This book is a hand-scanned facsimile reprint of the original. Each page is checked manually before scanning and printing. When necessary, individual pages have been improved and enhanced for readability. Each book is true to the original work.