pre-Columbian

adjective
pre-Co·lum·bi·an | \ ˌprē-kə-ˈləm-bē-ən \

Definition of pre-Columbian 

: preceding or belonging to the time before the arrival of Columbus in America

First Known Use of pre-Columbian

1854, in the meaning defined above

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