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Definition of the noun american indian

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  1. any of the languages spoken by Amerindians

Alternative definition of the noun american indian


  1. A member of some indigenous peoples of the Americas, especially the United States, but excluding the Inuit, Yupik, and Aleuts.
  2. [Canada] An indigenous person from the United States.

Definition of the adjective american indian

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  1. Relating to the indigenous peoples of the Americas or their languages.


American Indian is a fictional character from the 1971 film Hannie Caulder.


American Indian a.k.a. The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries. Aborigen is used in Argentina, whereas "Amerindian" is used in Guyana but not commonly in other countries. Indigenous peoples are commonly known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, which include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaska Natives.

Phrases with American Indian

  1. american indian day
  2. North American Indian
  3. south american indian

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition (1998)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN COURT JUDGES ASSOCIATION The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) provides training for judges and attorneys who practice in Native American courts. In 1974, the group ...

Google previewOklahoma Indian Dictionary for Kids! (1995)

by Carole Marsh

Shawnee, June; Creek Nation Festival, Okmulgee, June; American Indian Film & Video Competition, Oklahoma City, June; Choctaw Annual Rodeo, Hartshome, Memorial Day Weekend; “Art Under the Oaks” Indian Market, Muskogee, April; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and American Politics (2009)

by Lynne E. Ford

Through Bonney's concern over American Indian lands being made available to white settlers, Quinton and Bonney together started a petition drive to protest the breaking of treaties. They formed the Indian Treaty-Keeping and Protective ...

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Universal American Indian Sign Language Of The Plains Indians. By William Tomkins.

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