Amerindian

Amerindian

[am-uh-rin-dee-uhn]
noun
1.
Indian ( def 1 ).
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Amerindians.

Origin:
Amer(ican) + indian


See Indian.
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Amerindian (ˌæməˈrɪndɪən)
 
n, —adj
a specialist word, esp in linguistics and anthropology, for American Indian
 
Amer'indic
 
adj

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Amerindian
1900, see Amerind, of which it is the derived adj.
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