Arawakan

noun
Ar·​a·​wak·​an | \ ˌa-rə-ˈwä-kən How to pronounce Arawakan (audio) , -ˈwa-, ˌer-ə- \
plural Arawakan or Arawakans

Definition of Arawakan

1 : a member of a group of Indian peoples of South America and the West Indies
2 : the language family of the Arawakan peoples

First Known Use of Arawakan

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Arawakan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arawakan. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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