Amerindian

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EtymologyEdit

Blend of American +‎ Indian, attested since about 1900.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌæməˈɹɪndi.ən/

NounEdit

Amerindian (plural Amerindians)

  1. An American Indian.

Usage notesEdit

  • Widespread in South America. Official government use in Guyana, for example the Minister of Amerindian Affairs. Uncommon in North America, where First Nations/Aboriginal person (Canada), Native American (United States), and Indian are more common, although the word Amérindiens is commonly used in French Canada to mean North American Indians.

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