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noun, plural Tai·nos, (especially collectively) Tai·no for 1.
  1. a member of an extinct Arawakan Indian tribe of the West Indies.
  2. the language of the Taino.
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Historical Examples

  • He aimed at the historical attitude, and with some imitation of Taino's method and manner, he achieved it.

  • This arrangement was called by the Taino Indians, a barbacoa from which we get the English equivalent, barbecue.

British Dictionary definitions for taino


  1. plural -nos or -no a member of an American Indian people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Arawakan family
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Word Origin and History for taino


from Taino nitayno "the first, the good."

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