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Definition for native americans (2 of 2)
Origin of native American
OTHER WORDS FROM native Americanna·tive-A·mer·i·can, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for native americans
Cultural definitions for native americans
The descendants of the original inhabitants of North America and South America before the arrival of white settlers from Europe, also called Indians or American Indians. The term Native American is sometimes preferred over Indian because the latter is a misnomer that originated with Columbus, who mistook the inhabitants of America for the people of India. Both terms, however, are accepted.