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Arawak

[ ar-uh-wahk, -wak ]
/ ˈær əˌwɑk, -ˌwæk /
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noun, plural Ar·a·waks, (especially collectively) Ar·a·wak for 1.

a member of an Indian people once widespread in the Antilles but now living primarily in coastal northeastern South America.
any of the related Arawakan languages spoken by the Arawak.

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Origin of Arawak

First recorded in 1835–40; a self-designation of the Arawak people
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