|Singular and plural.
Anasazi is the Navajo term archaeologists use to
distinguish the early peoples of the ancient pueblos and now variously
translated as "alien ancient ones," "ancient ones," "ancient enemies,"
or "ancestors of people other than our own," i.e., the ancestors
Some modern Pueblo Indians (the descendants of the
Anasazi) consider the term derogatory and prefer ancestral Puebloan or
ancient Pueblo people.