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Definition of the noun amerindian

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noun - plural: Amerindians

  1. any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Amerindian: Native American
    • more generic terms: individual / mortal / person / somebody / someone / soul = a human being; person of color / person of colour = any non-European non-white person
    • more specific terms:
      • Algonquian / Algonquin = a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada
      • Anasazi = a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
      • Athabascan / Athabaskan / Athapascan / Athapaskan = a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
      • Mayan / Maya = a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
      • Nahuatl = a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
      • Olmec = a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
      • Zapotecan / Zapotec = a member of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900
      • Buffalo Indian / Plains Indian = a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
      • Chickasaw = a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Mississippi
      • Coeur d'Alene = a member of an Amerindian people living in northern Idaho around Coeur d'Alene Lake
      • Creek = any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
      • Haida = a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska
      • Hokan / Hoka = a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
      • Iroquois = any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State
      • Muskhogean / Muskogean = a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
      • Penutian = a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages
      • Pueblo = a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called `Pueblos' by the Spanish because they live in pueblos
      • red man / Redskin / Injun = offensive term for Native Americans
      • Salish = a member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America
      • Shoshone / Shoshoni = a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
      • Tlingit = a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
      • Wakashan = a member of one of the peoples in British Columbia and Washington who speak the Wakashan language
      • South American Indian = a member of a native Indian group in South America
      • Carib Indian / Carib = a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
      • Aleutian / Aleut = a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
      • Arawakan / Arawak = a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America
      • Esquimau / Eskimo / Inuit = a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic
      • Paleo-American / Paleo-Amerind / Paleo-Indian = a member of the Paleo-American peoples who were the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America during the late Pleistocene epoch
      • sannup = a married male American Indian
      • squaw = derogatory terms for an American Indian woman

Alternative definition of the noun amerindian

noun

  1. An American Indian.

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Google previewMonkeyshines on Central and South America (1995)

by Phyllis Barkas Goldman

An Amerindian is a native Indian from the Americas. Native Americans from the United States are Indians from North American. Nicaragua has a triangular shape , with Honduras to the north, Costa Rica to the South, the Caribbean Sea on the ...

Google previewThe Social Life of Spirits (2013)

by Ruy Blanes, Diana EspĂ­rito Santo

The priest approximates himself to Amerindians and dies at the hands of the church. The Amerindian is a benefactor who dedicates himself to the liberation of the black population. The Caboclo manifests himself, with the preto-velho's humility, ...

Google previewCounseling Around the World (2015)

An International Handbook by Thomas H. Hohenshil, Norman E. Amundson, Spencer G. Niles

Amerindian is an indigenous term given to the ancestors of the native populations to distinguish them from postimmigrants (Europeans, Africans, etc.) and from all other ethnic groups. The two major tribes in Honduras are the Miskito and the ...

Google previewRice and Beans (2013)

A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places by Richard Wilk, Livia Barbosa

Amerindian is a term used to refer to a diverse body of native Guyanese Indians, including Wai-Wais, Arawaks, and Makushis. Amerindians primarily reside in the hinterlands and account for approximately 9 percent of the country's population.

Google previewBartolom de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas (2010)

by Lawrence A. Clayton

Amerindian is a conflation of American and Indian and is used occasionally in this book following modern practice, although you will see Indian employed more frequently since this book is about the Americas, not the subcontinent of India in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

Ethnic Populations: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European), (90%); Amerindian (7%); black (2%); white (1%) ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Southeast Asia (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Terry E. Miller, Ruth M. Stone, Sean Williams

SOCIAL GROUPS AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Small Amerindian communities and nation-states alike reveal musical distinctions based on gender, age, and other social groups. Gender Gender identity is distinct from sexual identity.

Google previewThe Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia (2016)

by Silvio A. Beding

The Amerindian people referred to in the early documentary sources as the Aruacas or Aroacas represent a grouping that in the period of initial contact inhabited South Trinidad, the lower Orinoco Valley and parts of the Guiana coastal zone.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World A-Z [4 Volumes] (2002)

by James B. Minahan

African, Amerindian, East Indian, and eighteenth century French influences; and festivals, particularly the annual pre-Lenten carnival. LANGUAGE AND RELIGION: The language of daily life, spoken by 90% of the population, is Creole (also ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (2004)

by Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly

Amerindian characters in Caribbean writing appear mainly in historical fiction such asthe JamaicanH. G.DE LISSER'sThe Arawak Girl (1958). The temptation forwriters ofsuch fictionistomake the Amerindian character a noble savage whose ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2006)

by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Research Professor Department of Psychology Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PH.D.

3% black, and 3% other ( including Amerindian and Chinese). Spanish is the official language. The populations of El Salvador and Nicaragua are younger than that of Costa Rica.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: D-K (2002)

by James Minahan

African, Amerindian, East Indian, and eighteenth century French influences; and festivals, particularly the annual pre-Lenten carnival. LANGUAGE AND RELIGION: The language of daily life, spoken by 90% of the population, is Creole (also ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Language (2001)

by David Crystal

Amerindian languages, spoken in Central America, Colomhia, and Venezuela, and south into Bolivia and BraziL Only a few - Guaymi, Cuna (Kunal, ...

Google previewThe Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

Amerindian slavery in the Pacific Northwest was unusual in several respects. Slavery is generally associated with intensive agricultural production; it is unusual to find slavery practiced in foraging societies like those of the Pacific Northwest.

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

ALUMINA AMERINDIAN CAPTAIN alto and soprano are now. however, obsolescent names. a lu mi na n (Guyn, Jmca) The tine white powder (aluminum oxide), wh is extracted from metal grade bauxite by a special process, and smelted to ...

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