Arawakan

[ ar-uh-wah-kuh n, -wak-uh n ]
/ ˌær əˈwɑ kən, -ˈwæk ən /

noun

a family of numerous and widely scattered languages spoken formerly from Florida to Chile but now only in South America.
a member of a group of Indian peoples who spoke these languages.

adjective

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

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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