Croatan

noun
Cro·​atan | \ ¦krōə¦tan \
variants: or less commonly Croatan Indian
plural -s

Definition of Croatan

sometimes disparaging
: one of a group of people of mixed American Indian, white, and black ancestry in southern North Carolina and adjoining sections of South Carolina

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History and Etymology for Croatan

from Croatan, island, off the coast of North Carolina

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“Croatan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Croatan. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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