Arawak

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

Definition of Arawak 

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

2 : the language of the Arawak people

First Known Use of Arawak

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Arawak

earlier Arwaca, Aroaca, an Arawak subgroup of 16th century Trinidad, perhaps from an Arawak name for the subgroup

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