[ am-uh-rind ]

  1. any of the Indigenous languages of the American Indians.

Origin of Amerind

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; Amer(ican) + Ind(ian)

usage note For Amerind

See Indian.

Other words from Amerind

  • Am·er·in·dic, adjective

Words Nearby Amerind

Other definitions for AmerInd (2 of 2)

AmerInd Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Amerind in a sentence

  • She had slipped out of the conventionalized Amerind outfit to which Bordman was accustomed.

    Sand Doom | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • And that has often since suggested to me our national policy in treating the Amerind.

  • The study of the ancestors of our present-day Amerind has occupied the time and attention of many scholars with small results.

    Picturesque Pala | George Wharton James
  • The Arab, like the Amerind, likes to make speech in conference, and eloquence is well held by the Chaambra.

    Black Man's Burden | Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • For instance, the white man was never able to enslave the Amerind; he died before he would become a slave.

    Black Man's Burden | Dallas McCord Reynolds