Native American


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

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First Known Use of Native American

circa 1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Native American was circa 1628

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English Language Learners Definition of Native American

: 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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Kids Definition of Native American

: 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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