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American Indian

noun
1.
Indian (def 1).
2.
Amerind (def 2).
Abbreviation: AmerInd.
Origin of American Indian
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35
Usage note
See Indian.
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American Indian

noun
1.
Also called Native American. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, or South America, esp those of North America
adjective
2.
Also Amerindian. of or relating to any of these peoples, their languages, or their cultures
Usage note
This term is still acceptable and is widely used by American Indians themselves. The most accepted phrase in general use nowadays is Native American
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