noun Ar·a·wak \ˈa-rə-ˌwäk, -ˌwak\
plural Arawak or Arawaks

Definition of ARAWAK

:  a member of an Indian people of the Arawakan group now living chiefly along the coast of Guyana
:  the language of the Arawak people

Origin of ARAWAK

earlier Arwaca, Aroaca, an Arawak subgroup of 16th century Trinidad, perhaps from an Arawak name for the subgroup
First Known Use: 1769


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