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Native American

Syllabification: Na·tive A·mer·i·can

Definition of Native American in English:

noun

A member of any of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Example sentences
  • Accordingly, it is less common in African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.
  • So what if it turns out that lots of other native Americans are not Native Americans either?
  • He said one of the most memorable couples he had married were Native Americans, a Blackfoot groom and a Cherokee bride.

adjective

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Relating to Native Americans.
Example sentences
  • She stated that she is of Native American background (Taino, from Puerto Rico).
  • Dome shaped windows are fringed with Native American dream catchers and swathes of bright orange or cream coloured curtains.
  • I am a strong Native American man who wants to learn more about my culture and attend Native American sweat lodges.

Usage

Native American is now an accepted term in many contexts. The term American Indian is also used widely and acceptably. See also American Indian (usage).

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