earlier Arwaca, Aroaca, an Arawak subgroup of 16th century Trinidad, perhaps from an Arawak name for the subgroup
1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1
“Arawak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arawak. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about Arawak
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