Amerind



(def 1).
any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians.
American Indian.
Historical Examples

She had slipped out of the conventionalized Amerind outfit to which Bordman was accustomed.
Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins

And that has often since suggested to me our national policy in treating the Amerind.
The Indians of the Painted Desert Region George Wharton James

For instance, the white man was never able to enslave the Amerind; he died before he would become a slave.
Black Man’s Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds

The study of the ancestors of our present-day Amerind has occupied the time and attention of many scholars with small results.
Picturesque Pala George Wharton James

The Arab, like the Amerind, likes to make speech in conference, and eloquence is well held by the Chaambra.
Black Man’s Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds

1899, coined by Maj. John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) at the Bureau of American Ethnology, where he was director, from American + Indian.
American Indian

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