[ am-uh-rin-dee-uhn ]
/ ˌæm əˈrɪn di ən /
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of or relating to Amerindians.
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Origin of Amerindian
usage note for Amerindian
Words nearby Amerindian
“America the Beautiful”, americium, Americus, Amerigo Vespucci, Amerind, Amerindian, ameristic, Amersfoort, AmerSp, Amery Ice Shelf, Ames
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How to use Amerindian in a sentence
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.
The animal on which they chiefly depended was the hare—a most prominent animal in Amerindian economy and tradition.
The Amerindian servants of the expedition were only asked to carry loads of forty-five pounds in weight.
The only domestic animal possessed by either Eskimo or Amerindian was the dog.
British Dictionary definitions for Amerindian
/ (ˌæməˈrɪndɪən) /
noun, adjective Also: Amerind (ˈæmərɪnd)
a specialist word, esp in linguistics and anthropology, for American Indian
Derived forms of AmerindianAmerindic, adjective
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