[ ar-uh-wah-kuh n, -wak-uh n ]
/ ˌær əˈwɑ kən, -ˈwæk ən /
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.
of or belonging to this language family or its speakers or to the Arawak.
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Examples from the Web for arawakan
In the languages of this region there are to be detected perhaps a few loan-words from Arawakan or Cariban dialects.
In the east also there are evidences of the influence of Arawakan culture from the West Indies.
British Dictionary definitions for arawakan
/ (ˌærəˈwækən) /
a family of American Indian languages found throughout NE South America
of or relating to the peoples speaking these languages
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