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Native American

[ ney-tivuh-mer-i-kuhn ]
/ ˈneɪ tɪv əˈmɛr ɪ kən /
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noun
a member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the Americas, including Indians and non-Indians.
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usage note for Native American

See Indian, Eskimo.

Other definitions for Native American (2 of 2)

native American

noun
a person born in the United States.

Origin of native American

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

OTHER WORDS FROM native American

na·tive-A·mer·i·can, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Native American

Native American

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