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The Na-Dene and Iroquoian languages

Q: I found your site through a link on another and I find it quite interesting.

I have read recently that Na-Dene and Apache are related to the Iroquois and Cherokee languages. Do you have any information on that?

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A: No, I've never heard of any proposed connection between the Na-Dene and Iroquoian languages... even Greenberg (who believed Algonquian, Iroquoian, Siouan, and most other Amerindian languages all belonged in the same language family) believed Na-Dene was distinct. Do you know the name of the linguist you've heard proposing this? I'd be curious.

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