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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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Related are the Eurasiatic root *wVkV, the Afroasiatic Semitic root *wVkH- for 'clamor' and 'boast', and SinoCaucasian root *=VxqV, and the Amerind root *ko?
Kent Paul, CEO of Amerind, said in a statement that the broker's actions had "jeopardized" the TEIP program.
Amerind also operates a program that covers renters, or homeowners where no federal funding is involved.
Northrop Grumman will execute this contract with three other companies that are incumbents on current D/SIDDOMS contracts -- Battelle Memorial Institute, Birch & Davis Associates and Planning Systems International -- as well as five others: Cherokee Information Systems, Reliable Integration Services, Amerind, Infodata and Intermetrics.
1990: 6), but the value of this correlation is damaged by the fact that 'Amerind', as a language family, is extremely dubious (McMahon & McMahon 1995; Trask 1996: 386-9; Nichols & Peterson 1996; Dixon 1997: 34-5) and presumably would not have been hypothesized in the first place were it not for the contiguity of the relevant languages - precisely the same geographical factor that presumably accounts for the genuine genetic similarity in however exactly it is to be explained - between the various Amerind populations.
The AmerInd team will refurbish system control electronics and redesign equipment.
In 13 essays revised from presentations at an October 2007 symposium of the Amerind Foundation, anthropologists from across the US seek to identify and transcend the colonial discourse that has colored accounts of change in Native American societies during the centuries before and after European contact.
Linguistically, Greenberg created a tripartite division of native North American languages, with two - Na-Dene and Amerind - well represented on the Northwest Coast (1987).
This title is the first in the Amerind Series in Archaeology, which will be publishing the results of professional seminars held annually at the Amerind Foundation; the essays from this book are culled from papers and scholars who presented at the 2002 symposium on Enduring Borderland Traditions.
Participating companies included: Amerind, Ball Aerospace, Project Developers Inc.
Prior to joining FCBS, Smith served as Vice President, Information Solutions Division for AmerInd, a wholly owned subsidiary of FCBS.
Founded in 1983, AmerInd has annual revenues in excess of $20 million.