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pre-Co·lum·bi·an

also pre·co·lum·bi·an (prē′kə-lŭm′bē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus: pre-Columbian art.

pre-Columbian

adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Americas before they were discovered by Columbus

pre-Co•lum•bi•an

(ˌpri kəˈlʌm bi ən)

adj.
of or pertaining to the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
[1885–90]

pre-Columbian

Belonging to the Americas in the period before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
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Adj.1.pre-Columbian - of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus
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pre-Columbian

[ˈpriːkəˈlʌmbɪən] ADJprecolombino
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The collection includes speeches, letters, songs, stories and other texts divided into chronological sections covering periods from the pre-columbian era through the present.
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The mummy is thought to be the best preserved body from the pre-Columbian era.
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