Amerindic


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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.
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Adj.1.Amerindic - of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languagesAmerindic - of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages; "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"