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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 of Amerind
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; Amer(ican) + Ind(ian)
Related forms
Amerindic, adjective
Usage note
See Indian.

AmerInd

or Amer. Ind

1.
American Indian.
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  • She had slipped out of the conventionalized Amerind outfit to which Bordman was accustomed.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • And that has often since suggested to me our national policy in treating the Amerind.

  • For instance, the white man was never able to enslave the Amerind; he died before he would become a slave.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The study of the ancestors of our present-day Amerind has occupied the time and attention of many scholars with small results.

    Picturesque Pala George Wharton James
  • The Arab, like the Amerind, likes to make speech in conference, and eloquence is well held by the Chaambra.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for Amerind

AmerInd

American Indian
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