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Arawak

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noun Ar·a·wak \ˈa-rə-ˌwäk, -ˌwak\

Definition of Arawak

plural

Arawak

or

Arawaks

  1. 1 :  a member of an Indian people of the Arawakan group now living chiefly along the coast of Guyana

  2. 2 :  the language of the Arawak people



Origin and Etymology 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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