Amerind

[ am-uh-rind ]
/ ˈæm ə rɪnd /

noun

any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians.

Origin of Amerind

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Amerind

Am·er·in·dic, adjective

usage note for Amerind

See Indian.

Definition for amerind (2 of 2)

AmerInd

or Amer. Ind.


American Indian.
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Examples from the Web for amerind

  • And that has often since suggested to me our national policy in treating the Amerind.

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

    Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • 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