Definition of Arawakan

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

Exact synonyms: Arawak
Generic synonyms: Amerindian, Native American

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the peoples who speak the language of the Arawak.
Partainyms: Arawak, Arawak
Derivative terms: Arawak, Arawak

3. Noun. A family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arawakan

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
Arbore
Arbury
Arbuthnotian
Arbutus menziesii
Arbutus unedo
Arbëresh
Arbëreshë Albanian
Arc de Triomphe
Arca

Literary usage of Arawakan

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1. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"INDIAN TRIBES OF EASTERN PERU arawakan STOCK ... an arawakan tribe related to the Campa, occupy the territory along the middle course of the Urubamba River ..."

2. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1922)
"INDIAN TRIBES OF EASTERN PERU arawakan STOCK ... an arawakan tribe related to the Campa, occupy the territory along the middle course of the Urubamba River ..."

3. Man, Past and Present by Augustus Henry Keane (1900)
"... the countless Brazilian aborigines in four main divisions, which in conformity with Powell's terminology may here be named the CARIBAN, arawakan, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... the Athabaskan in modern limes; the existence of an arawakan colony in southwestern Florida, a loth-century representative in North ..."

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