native American

Origin of native American

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
Related formsna·tive-A·mer·i·can, adjective

Native American

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Related Words for native american

Amerind, Amerindian, Indian, injun

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British Dictionary definitions for native american

Native American

noun
  1. A member of the indigenous peoples of North America
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Native Americans or any of their languages
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