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[tahy-noh] /ˈtaɪ noʊ/
noun, plural Tainos (especially collectively) Taino for 1.
a member of an extinct Arawakan Indian tribe of the West Indies.
the language of the Taino. Unabridged
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  • This arrangement was called by the Taino Indians, a barbacoa from which we get the English equivalent, barbecue.

  • He aimed at the historical attitude, and with some imitation of Taino's method and manner, he achieved it.

    The Quality of Mercy W. D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for Taino


(pl) -nos, -no. a member of an American Indian people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas
the language of this people, belonging to the Arawakan family
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Word Origin and History for Taino

from Taino nitayno "the first, the good."

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