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Arawakan

[ar-uh-wah-kuh n, -wak-uh n] /ˌær əˈwɑ kən, -ˈwæk ən/
noun
1.
a family of numerous and widely scattered languages spoken formerly from Florida to Chile but now only in South America.
2.
a member of a group of Indian peoples who spoke these languages.
adjective
3.
of or belonging to this language family or its speakers or to the Arawak.
Origin of Arawakan
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; Arawak + -an
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Arawakan

/ˌærəˈwækən/
noun
1.
a family of American Indian languages found throughout NE South America
adjective
2.
of or relating to the peoples speaking these languages
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