American Indian

American Indian

noun
1.
Indian ( def 1 ).
2.
Amerind ( def 2 ). Abbreviation: AmerInd

Origin:
1725–35


See Indian.
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American Indian
 
n
1.  Also called: Native American a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, or South America, esp those of North America
 
adj
2.  Also: Amerindian of or relating to any of these peoples, their languages, or their cultures
 
usage  This term is still acceptable and is widely used by American Indians themselves. The most accepted phrase in general use nowadays is Native American

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