I wonder if this was borrowed from the Spanish durazno, peach, as the tree itself was.
that was my first thought too—it has the same shape as the word durazno, and the word manzana (meaning apple) seems to have been borrowed into navajo as well, so it seems quite possible
They don't have the audio working yet. I'm lucky i have my husband and neice who speak Navajo as their primary language who help me with the pronunciation.
Spanish and Navajo have many similar sounding words that mean the same thing.
The definition of this word says "a peach" as well as "peach". yet when i selected it it was wrong.