by Robert W. Young & William Morgan
The largest of the Native American tribes, 125,000 Navaho live primarily on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Most still speak their native tongue. A useful reference, Colloquial Navaho addresses the inadequacy of literal translation when working with idioms by offering interpretations based on the general meaning of a phrase rather than the individual words that comprise the expressions. This volume is ideal for Navahos interested in learning English, as well as English speakers interested in studying the Navaho language.
Paperback: 461 pages