[ 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
Words nearby Arawak
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How to use Arawak in a sentence
An Arawak term for house, referring specifically to a dwelling with an open shed attached.Original Narratives of Early American History|Vaca and Others
If the Arawak was impatient of control, the Carib was even more independent.
No longer was it the gentle Arawak whom they encountered, but the ferocious cannibal.
I have stated that I am doubtful as to whether totemism exists in Arawak.Werwolves|Elliott O'Donnell
His women had provision grounds like those of the Arawak, possibly because they came from that stock.