HyperDic: native_american

English > 2 senses of the expression Native American:
NOUNperson Native American, Amerindianany member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
ADJECTIVEpertNative American, Indian, Amerind, Amerindicof or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages
English > Native American: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages.
SynonymsIndian, Amerind, Amerindic
Spanishamerindio, indio, nativo americano
Catalanindi
NounsNative Americanany member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
English > Native American: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAny member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived.
SynonymAmerindian
Category ofwar partyA band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans)
NarrowerAleut, AleutianA member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
Algonquian, AlgonquinA member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally / originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada
AnasaziA Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
Arawak, ArawakanA member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America
Athapaskan, Athapascan, Athabaskan, AthabascanA member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
Carib, Carib IndianA member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
ChickasawA member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Mississippi
Coeur d'AleneA member of an Amerindian people living in northern Idaho around Coeur d'Alene Lake
CreekAny member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
Eskimo, Esquimau, InuitA member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia)
HaidaA member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska
Hokan, HokaA member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
IroquoisAny member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State
Mayan, MayaA member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
Muskhogean, MuskogeanA member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
NahuatlA member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
OlmecA member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
Paleo-American, Paleo-Amerind, Paleo-IndianA member of the Paleo-American peoples who were the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America during the late Pleistocene epoch
PenutianA member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages
Plains Indian, Buffalo IndianA member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
PuebloA member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called 'Pueblos' by the Spanish because they live in pueblos (villages built of adobe and rock)
Redskin, Injun, red man(slang) offensive term for Native Americans
SalishA member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America
Shoshone, ShoshoniA member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
South American IndianA member of a native Indian group in South America
TlingitA member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
WakashanA member of one of the peoples in British Columbia and Washington who speak the Wakashan language
Zapotec, ZapotecanA member of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900
sannupA married male American Indian
squawAn American Indian woman
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
person of color, person of colour(formal) any non-European non-white person
Spanishamerindio
AdjectivesIndian, Amerind, Amerindic, Native Americanof or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

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