Definition of Arawak

1. Noun. A member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America.

Exact synonyms: Arawakan
Generic synonyms: Amerindian, Native American
Derivative terms: Arawakan, Arawakan



2. Noun. A family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America.
Exact synonyms: Arawakan
Generic synonyms: American Indian, American-indian Language, Amerind, Amerindian Language, Indian
Derivative terms: Arawakan

Definition of Arawak

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the Arawak peoples or their languages. ¹

2. Proper noun. An Amerindian people who lived in the region of the Caribbean when the Spanish arrived in America. ¹

3. Proper noun. A group of Amerindian languages spoken around the Caribbean. ¹

4. Proper noun. A Caribbean language belonging to this group. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arawak

Araucana
Araucania
Araucanian
Araucanians
Araucanization
Araucaria araucana
Araucaria bidwillii
Araucaria columnaris
Araucaria cunninghamii
Araucaria excelsa
Araucaria heterophylla
Araucariaceae
Araujia
Araujia sericofera
Arava
Arawak
Arawakan
Arawn
Arax
Araxes
Arbil
Arbor Day
Arbury
Arbuthnotian
Arbutus menziesii
Arbutus unedo
Arbëresh
Arbëreshë Albanian
Arc de Triomphe

Literary usage of Arawak

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1. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"The Tapuya, Tupi-Guarani, Carib, and arawak Families Some fresh light has been ... CARIB, and arawak—which, at least to some extent, correspond with the ..."

2. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead by James George Frazer (1913)
"arawak and Tamana- chier stories of immortality, the serpent, the lizard, the beetle, and death. words thus: " When he is old, the serpent shall cast his ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Belize by Carol O'Donnell, Vivien Lougheed (2003)
"arawak & Carib Indians There are no remains of Paleo-Indian settlements in Belize, ... Other likely candidates are the arawak and Carib Indians. ..."

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