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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.
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Word Origin and History for amerindic

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 amerindic

AmerInd

American Indian
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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