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Alphabet A - Apache!

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There are more easy Alphabet mysterys in Stockholm, in case you would like to collect them. For instance, B can be found here: Alphabet B - Bible Translations by JonLin.

The Apache

The word Apache entered English via Spanish, but the ultimate origin is uncertain. Most Apacheans may not like to be called Apache and rather call themselves by the term from their language (e.g. Inde "Apache", person in Mescalero). The first known written record in Spanish is by Juan de Oñate in 1598. The most widely accepted origin theory suggests it was borrowed from the Zuni word a-pacu meaning "Navajos" (the plural of pacu "Navajo").

Another theory suggests the term comes from Yavapai pac'e meaning "enemy". The Zuni and Yavapai sources are rendered less certain because Oñate used the term before he had encountered any Zuni or Yavapai. A less likely origin may be from Spanish mapache, "raccoon".

The Spanish first use the term "Apachu de Nabajo" (Navajo) in the 1620s, referring to people in the Chama region east of the San Juan River. By the 1640s, the term was applied to Southern Athabaskan peoples from the Chama on the east to the San Juan on the west.

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