Definition of Amerindian in English:


Line breaks: Amer|in¦dian
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈrɪndɪən
(also Amerind /ˈamərɪnd/)

adjective& noun

Another term for American Indian, used chiefly in anthropological and linguistic contexts.
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  • We wander around the hotel looking at the huge ice sculptures: fish, bears, Amerindians, Inuits in kayaks, and even the Statue of Liberty.
  • St Lucia's customs are a blend of the African, Amerindian, East Indian and European.
  • Tribal people like the Aborigines, Amerindians and Bushmen are the heirs to all the richness and diversity of the natural world.


late 19th century: blend of American and Indian.

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