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Ar·a·wak

 (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.

Ar•a•wak

(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Arawak
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