- of or relating to Amerindians.
Origin of Amerindian
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Examples from the Web for amerindian
In regard to food, neither Amerindian nor Eskimo was squeamish.
The deserted house or lodge of some Amerindian tribe was visited on the banks.
This young Amerindian was dressed in beaver garments which were a nest of vermin.
He brought the great Amerindian nation of the Dakotas into direct relations with the French.
The Amerindian tribes and the early European explorers lived mainly on fish, which was a palatable and easily obtained food.
- a specialist word, esp in linguistics and anthropology, for American Indian
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Word Origin and History for amerindian
1900; see Amerind, of which it is the derived adjective.
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