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Arawakan

[ ar-uh-wah-kuhn, -wak-uhn ]
/ ˌær əˈwɑ kən, -ˈwæk ən /
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noun

a family of numerous languages that developed in ancient South America and spread north to Central America and to islands in the Caribbean and Atlantic.
a member of the Arawak or related Indigenous people who speak, or once spoke, these languages.

adjective

of or belonging to this language family or its speakers or to the Arawak.

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Origin of Arawakan

First recorded in 1905–10; Arawak + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Arawakan

Arawakan
/ (ˌærəˈwækən) /

noun

a family of American Indian languages found throughout NE South America

adjective

of or relating to the peoples speaking these languages
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