Native American

noun

Definition of Native American

: a member of any of the indigenous peoples of the western hemisphere; especially : a Native American of North America and especially the U.S. — compare american indian

Native American

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circa 1628

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Native American

Definition of Native American for English Language Learners

  • : a member of any of the first groups of people living in North America or South America; especially : a member of one of these groups from the U.S.


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Native American

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Definition of Native American for Students

: a member of any of the first groups of people to live in North and South America and especially in the United States

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