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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?
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.
Let us know!
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