Arawakan

noun

Ar·​a·​wak·​an ˌa-rə-ˈwä-kən How to pronounce Arawakan (audio)
-ˈwa-,
ˌer-ə-
plural Arawakan or Arawakans
1
: a member of a group of Indian peoples of South America and the West Indies
2
: the language family of the Arawakan peoples

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Arawakan was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Arawakan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arawakan. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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