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Amerindian

[am-uh-rin-dee-uh n]
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noun
  1. Indian(def 1).
adjective
  1. of or relating to Amerindians.

Origin of Amerindian

Usage note

See Indian.
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Examples from the Web for amerindian

Historical Examples

  • In regard to food, neither Amerindian nor Eskimo was squeamish.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston

  • The deserted house or lodge of some Amerindian tribe was visited on the banks.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston

  • This young Amerindian was dressed in beaver garments which were a nest of vermin.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston

  • He brought the great Amerindian nation of the Dakotas into direct relations with the French.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston

  • The Amerindian tribes and the early European explorers lived mainly on fish, which was a palatable and easily obtained food.

    Pioneers in Canada

    Sir Harry Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for amerindian

Amerindian

noun, adjective Also: Amerind (ˈæmərɪnd)
  1. a specialist word, esp in linguistics and anthropology, for American Indian
Derived FormsAmerindic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for amerindian

Amerindian

adj.

1900; see Amerind, of which it is the derived adjective.

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