Amerindian



(def 1).
of or relating to Amerindians.
Historical Examples

This young Amerindian was dressed in beaver garments which were a nest of vermin.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

He brought the great Amerindian nation of the Dakotas into direct relations with the French.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

The only domestic animal possessed by either Eskimo or Amerindian was the dog.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

The animal on which they chiefly depended was the hare—a most prominent animal in Amerindian economy and tradition.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

In regard to food, neither Amerindian nor Eskimo was squeamish.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

The Amerindian servants of the expedition were only asked to carry loads of forty-five pounds in weight.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

The Amerindian tribes and the early European explorers lived mainly on fish, which was a palatable and easily obtained food.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

The deserted house or lodge of some Amerindian tribe was visited on the banks.
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston

noun, adjective
a specialist word, esp in linguistics and anthropology, for American Indian
adj.

1900; see Amerind, of which it is the derived adjective.

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