Arawakan

Arawakan

[ar-uh-wah-kuhn, -wak-uhn]
noun
1.
a family of numerous and widely scattered languages spoken formerly from Florida to Chile but now only in South America.
2.
a member of a group of Indian peoples who spoke these languages.
adjective
3.
of or belonging to this language family or its speakers or to the Arawak.

Origin:
1905–10; Arawak + -an

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Arawakan (ˌærəˈwækən)
 
n
1.  a family of American Indian languages found throughout NE South America
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the peoples speaking these languages

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