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 (ăr′ə-wäk′, -wăk′)
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.


(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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Noun1.Arawak - a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South AmericaArawak - a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America
Amerindian, Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
2.Arawak - a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
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Its popularity grew and dances were held at local venues like Silver Sands and then Cleopatra's and also Arawak and Sparrow Park.
Kelly and Ryan ventured out to experience Bahamian food and the island hopping lifestyle, that were showcased in fun segments including:A tasting tour of Nassau for Ryan that included Arawak Fish Fry, McKenzies, and Sun & Ice.
Cuban Spanish has been influenced by the Arawak language of the pre-Columbian Taino culture on the island, they say, as well as by the West African Yoruba language of slaves, and by the massive immigration of Spaniards from the Canary Islands.
The most likely of those is Murillo for Aidan O'Brien as he was really impressive over 5f last time, but I think the trends boys have caused Arawak to be too big a price for Wesley Ward.
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At our first stop, the Dow Hill Interpretation Centre, a fascinating 15-minute presentation filled us in on the history of the island, from the days of the Arawak people to the naming of Antigua by Christopher Columbus (after the Santa Maria de la Antigua church in Seville) and on to independence in 1981.
The Gulf of Mexico has been navigated by Arawak and Mayan and Mississippian peoples, by Columbus and Cortes and Cabeza de Vaca, by slave ships and by refugees of slavery and white supremacy, by US marines invading both Mexico and Cuba, by drug traffickers and petroleum industries in a long process of globalization and localized resistance, and by climatic forces like the deity Hurakan who activated our deepest origins in the Popul Vuh.
The archipelago had once been the home to tens of thousands of Carib and Arawak Indians, sacrificed on the altar of Manifest Destiny.
Most interesting for me, however, were the cave paintings or Arawak petroglyphs on the rocks.
They date back thousands of years and the Arawak people are believed to have held religious ceremonies here.
A provocative essay by Michael Heckenberger, for example, problematizes the notion of an Arawak Diaspora, using the term Diaspora to emphasize cultural fluidity in Amazonia, the homeland of the Saladoid (the Taino ancestors).