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Am·er·in·di·an(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.
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.
Am•er•ind(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.
usage: See Indian.
or Amer. Ind.,
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|Noun||1.||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
Tanoan, Tanoan language - a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States
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 languages; "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"|