- a member of an Indian people once widespread in the Antilles but now confined to northeastern South America.
- the language of the Arawaks.
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Examples from the Web for arawak
I have stated that I am doubtful as to whether totemism exists in Arawak.Werwolves
An Arawak term for house, referring specifically to a dwelling with an open shed attached.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
If the Arawak was impatient of control, the Carib was even more independent.
No longer was it the gentle Arawak whom they encountered, but the ferocious cannibal.
His women had provision grounds like those of the Arawak, possibly because they came from that stock.