Arawak

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noun Ar·a·wak \ˈa-rə-ˌwäk, -ˌwak\

Definition of Arawak

plural

Arawak

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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


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