Taino

noun
Tai·​no | \ ˈtī-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Taino (audio) \
plural Taino or Tainos

Definition of Taino

1 : the language of the Taino people
2 : a member of an aboriginal Arawakan people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas

First Known Use of Taino

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Taino

Taino nitaino, tayno noble, lesser chief

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“Taino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taino. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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