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Amerindian

[am-uh-rin-dee-uh n] /ˌæm əˈrɪn di ən/
noun
1.
Indian (def 1).
adjective
2.
of or relating to Amerindians.
Origin of Amerindian
Amer(ican) + indian
Usage note
See Indian.
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  • This young Amerindian was dressed in beaver garments which were a nest of vermin.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
  • He brought the great Amerindian nation of the Dakotas into direct relations with the French.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
  • The only domestic animal possessed by either Eskimo or Amerindian was the dog.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
  • The animal on which they chiefly depended was the hare—a most prominent animal in Amerindian economy and tradition.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
  • In regard to food, neither Amerindian nor Eskimo was squeamish.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
  • The Amerindian servants of the expedition were only asked to carry loads of forty-five pounds in weight.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
  • The Amerindian tribes and the early European explorers lived mainly on fish, which was a palatable and easily obtained food.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
  • The deserted house or lodge of some Amerindian tribe was visited on the banks.

    Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for Amerindian

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 Amerindian
adj.

1900; see Amerind, of which it is the derived adjective.

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