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Definition of the noun amerind
What does amerind mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: Amerinds
- any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of Amerind: American Indian / American-Indian language / Amerindian language / Indian
- more generic terms: natural language / tongue = a human written or spoken language used by a community
- more specific terms:
- Algonquian language / Algonquian / Algonquin = family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
- Attacapan / Atakapan / Attacapa / Atakapa = a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
- Athapaskan language / Athabascan / Athabaskan / Athapascan / Athapaskan = a group of Amerindian languages
- Muskhogean language / Muskogean language / Muskhogean / Muskogean = a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
- Na-Dene = a family of North American Indian languages
- Mosan = a family of Amerindian languages spoken in Washington and British Columbia
- Caddoan language / Caddoan / Caddo = a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
- Iroquoian language / Iroquoian / Iroquois = a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
- Quechuan language / Quechuan / Kechuan / Quechua / Kechua = the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
- Maracan language / Maraco = the language spoken by the Maraco
- Tupi-Guarani language / Tupi-Guarani = a family of South American Indian languages
- Arawakan / Arawak = a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America
- Caribbean language / Carib = the family of languages spoken by the Carib
- Uto-Aztecan language / Uto-Aztecan = a family of American Indian languages
- Mayan language / Mayan / Maya = a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayas
- Siouan language / Siouan = a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
- Tanoan language / Tanoan = a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States
- Hokan / Hoka = a family of Amerindian languages spoken in California
- Penutian = a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
Alternative definition of the noun amerind
- An American Indian.
Definition of the adjective amerind
What does amerind mean as an attribute of a noun?
- of or pertaining to Native Americans or their culture or languages
Amerind a.k.a. Amerind peoples: Amerind is a portmanteau of "American Indian". It refers collectively to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas who lived in the Western Hemisphere before European arrival to the continent. The word was coined by the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.. Some of its earliest uses can be attributed to the paper Anthropology in Early American Writings by J. D. McGuire of the American Anthropological Association and Dr. Alexander F. Chamberlain in The Algonquin Linguistic Stock. Use of the word stirred controversy at the 1902 International Congress of Americanists meeting in New York City after a protest by linguist Franz Boas.
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by Joseph Harold Greenberg
The Genetic Position of Eurasiatic The Eurasiatic family is most closely related to the Amerind family, with which it shares numerous roots (Ruhlen 1994a). This is most strikingly shown by the root ma-n/ma-k/ma-r 'hand, give, measure,' a ...
by Bernd Heine, Tania Kuteva
Uto-Aztecan, Amerind Papia Kristang CP; Portuguese-based creole Papiamentu CS, CP; Spanish/Portuguese-based creole Pari; Nilotic, Nilo- Saharan Pero; Chadic, Afroasiatic Persian (Farsi); Indo-Iranian, Indo-European ...
by Todd Leahy, Nathan Wilson
• AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS (AMERIND) Vietnam War, the AIM adopted confrontational methods of demonstration from black civil rights movements and other protest groups. Successful AIM activities in ...
by Robert Lawrence Trask
Amerind A proposed vast language family joining all the languages of North and South America except Eskimo-Aleut and Na-Dene.
The name most frequently used by scientific writers, especially in Europe, is simply American, while the term Amerind has recently been suggested as a substitute. Recent authorities class the Eskimo with the yellow rather than with the red ...
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1R1I1N1D2
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