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In the context of Hillerman's 1980 novel People of Darkness, this Navajo word means "moles," or, more literally, "people of darkness." However, there is no indication that this is indeed the right word for either the animal or the concept of "people of darkness" in the Navajo language. There might be a significant discrepancy between Hillerman's spelling of the word and other possible spellings, or it may be that Hillerman has constructed this term based on his knowledge of Navajo language and culture.

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"Mole, October 27, 2005" by Serena is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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