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n. pl. Arawak or Ar·a·waks
1. A member of a South American Indian people formerly inhabiting much of the Greater Antilles and now living chiefly in certain regions of Guiana.
2. The Arawakan language of the Arawak.
Ar•a•wak(ˈær əˌwɑk, -ˌwæk)
n., pl. -waks, (esp. collectively) -wak.
1. a member of an American Indian people formerly residing on the coast of Guiana and Trinidad: now living mainly in Guyana and Suriname.
2. the Arawakan language of this people.
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|Noun||1.||Arawak - a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America|
|2.||Arawak - a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America|