a member of an indian people once widespread in the antilles but now confined to northeastern south america.
the language of the arawaks.
historical examples

if the arawak was impatient of control, the carib was even more independent.
the west indies and the spanish main [1899] james rodway

an arawak term for house, referring specifically to a dwelling with an open shed attached.
original narratives of early american history vaca and others

only in trinidad, where the arawak was employed against the cannibal, was a settlement made possible.
the west indies and the spanish main [1899] james rodway

no longer was it the gentle arawak whom they encountered, but the ferocious cannibal.
the west indies and the spanish main [1899] james rodway

i have stated that i am doubtful as to whether totemism exists in arawak.
werwolves elliott o’donnell

his women had provision grounds like those of the arawak, possibly because they came from that stock.
the west indies and the spanish main [1899] james rodway

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