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Amerind

[am-uh-rind] /ˈæm ə rɪnd/
noun
1.
Indian (def 1).
2.
any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; Amer(ican) + Ind(ian)
Related forms
Amerindic, adjective
Usage note
See Indian.

AmerInd

1.
American Indian.
Also, Amer. Ind.
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British Dictionary definitions for Amerind

Amerindian

/ˌæməˈrɪndɪən/
noun, adjective
1.
a specialist word, esp in linguistics and anthropology, for American Indian
Derived Forms
Amerindic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Amerind

1899, coined by Maj. John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) at the Bureau of American Ethnology, where he was director, from American + Indian.

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Related Abbreviations for Amerind

AmerInd

American Indian
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