Amerind


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Am·er·in·di·an

 (ăm′ə-rĭn′dē-ən) also Am·er·ind (ăm′ə-rĭnd′)
n.
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.

Am•er•ind

(ˈæm ə rɪnd)

n.
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.

AmerInd

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"
Translations

Amerind

[ˌæmərɪnd] Namerindio/a m/f
References in periodicals archive ?
[In Russian; English translation, 1989, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, National Science Foundation, Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi, India.]
Company Vice President Randy Erb told E&MJ that Amerind, a division of Pemberton Fabricators in Rancocas, New Jersey, USA, has been building bulk trucks for the mining and construction industry since 1960.
June 2002] and National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., Amerind Publishing Company, New Delhi, India.
In this sense, Greenberg (2005)--whose main principle in research for being certain that one's discoveries are not mere coincidences is the existence of double simultaneous affinities between words belonging to different languages, namely the existence of similarities both in form, as well as in meaning--came to the conclusion that, for instance, in the Americas only three main linguistic macro-families exist: Eskimo-Aleut, Na-Dene and Amerind, while Indo-European is part of a larger linguistic entity, called by Holger Pedersen "Nostratic" (see at least Pedersen 1962, Dolgopolsky 1998, Bomhard 1984, 1994, 2008).
Yang et al., "Native American mitochondrial DNA analysis indicates that the Amerind and the Nadene populations were founded by two independent migrations," Genetics, vol.
Based on a symposium held in 2007 at the Amerind Foundation, this volume treats the first-millennium roots of second-millennium Native American communities such as Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde.
Greenberg, who died in 2001, called this ancient language Amerind.