variants or less commonly Croatan Indian
plural -s
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

Word History


from Croatan, island, off the coast of North Carolina

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“Croatan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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