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 (ăm′ə-rĭn′dē-ən) also Am·er·ind (ăm′ə-rĭnd′)
An American Indian. See Usage Note at American Indian.

Am′er·in′di·an, Am′er·ind′ adj.
Am′er·in′dic adj.
Usage Note: The contractions Amerindian and Amerind occur infrequently in modern American English, especially with reference to the Native American peoples of the United States and Canada. They are somewhat more common in anthropological contexts or when used of the native peoples of the Caribbean and Central and South America.


(ˈæm ə rɪnd)

1. Also called Am•er•in•di•an (ˌæm əˈrɪn di ən) American Indian.
2. the indigenous languages of the Americas, taken collectively or as a hypothesized linguistic family.
[1895–1900, Amer.; Amer (ican) + Ind (ian)]
usage: See Indian.


or Amer. Ind.,

American Indian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Amerind - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
Atakapan, Attacapa, Attacapan, Atakapa - a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
Athabascan, Athapaskan language, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan - a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
Muskhogean language, Muskogean language, Muskhogean, Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
Na-Dene - a family of North American Indian languages
Mosan - a family of Amerindian languages spoken in Washington and British Columbia
Caddoan, Caddoan language, Caddo - a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
Kechuan, Quechuan, Quechuan language, Quechua, Kechua - the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
Maracan language, Maraco - the language spoken by the Maraco
Tupi-Guarani, Tupi-Guarani language - a family of South American Indian languages
Arawak, Arawakan - a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America
Caribbean language, Carib - the family of languages spoken by the Carib
Uto-Aztecan, Uto-Aztecan language - a family of American Indian languages
Mayan language, Maya, Mayan - a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
Tanoan, Tanoan language - a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States
Hokan, Hoka - a family of Amerindian languages spoken in California
Penutian - a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
Adj.1.Amerind - of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languagesAmerind - of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages; "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"


[ˌæmərɪnd] Namerindio/a m/f
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1992) Native American mitochondrial DNA analysis indicates that the Amerind and the Nadene populations were founded by two independent migrations.
Amerind can install its equipment on any chassis that its customers supply, and has even fabricated a custom-made 40-short ton unit to install on a Belaz haul truck.
15) Australian (Australia); 16) Na-Dene (Alaska, Western Canada, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico); 17) Amerind (North, Central, South America).
Greenberg, who died in 2001, called this ancient language Amerind.
Related to this Borean language family are Eurasiatic, Afroasiatic, SinoCaucasian, Austric, and Amerind roots that form the basic languages of the Borean language family.
Enumera alli "three factors which are the essentials of Amerind verse: internal rhythms, coordinated by the prevailing motor habit; external rhythm subjectively coordinated, realization by means of creative mimesis" (Austin 135) y enfatiza que el "accent does not appear to have any place in Amerind poetry" (61), ya que "the unaccented beat forces us to conclude that it is not only older, but probably the oldest form of rhythm" (63).
Mas tarde, sin embargo, este investigador desarrollo sus propios estudios y teorias, y dio lugar a la coleccion arqueologica y etnografica mas importante de esta region, la cual se encuentra en posesion de su hijo Steve Hayden y la Fundacion Amerind, en Arizona.
no Amerind tribe was ever described in worse terms or exterminated with greater relish or sense of justification" (Fehrenbach 1968, p.
So ends a promising marketing partnership started back in 2002 when Brown & Brown's Seattle office approached Amerind about selling and distributing Santa Ana Pueblo, N.
The participants met again, in October 2007 at the Amerind Foundation, where the essays that make up Questioning Collapse were presented.
2010 'Omaha skewing in Australia and New Guinea: Diachronic hypotheses', paper presented to the Crow-Omaha seminar, Amerind Center, Arizona, February (forthcoming in P Whiteley and T Trautmann (eds), Crow and Omaha Kinship Systems, University of Arizona Press, Tucson).
Such reversals are unusual in Indo-European languages, but are common in Asian and Amerind languages.