Amerind


Amerind

Amerind may refer to:
* The word Amerind (a contraction of "American Indian") usually refers to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, the peoples who lived in the Americas before the Europeans arrived in the continent; and to the modern ethnic communities that originate from those peoples. Use of the term is intended to avoid the confusion inherent in using "Indian", which can also refer to inhabitants of India.
* The Amerind Foundation, a non-profit, privately funded museum and archaeological research facility, established in 1937.
* The word was also used in 1987 by linguist Joseph Greenberg for the Amerind languages, one of three proposed linguistic families in which he classified all Native American languages (the other two being Na-Dené and Eskimo-Aleut).


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  • Amerind — Amerind, gebräuchliche Zusammenziehung für amerikanische Indianer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amerind —   [ æmərɪnd], Kurzwort, entstanden aus der amerikanischen Bezeichnung American Indian als Benennung für die Indianer. Das Wort fand in der ethnologischen Literatur Amerikas begrenzten Eingang …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Amerind — 1899, coined by Maj. John Wesley Powell (1834 1902) at the Bureau of American Ethnology, where he was director, from AMERICAN (Cf. American) + INDIAN (Cf. Indian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amerind — Amerindisch, auch Amerind oder Amerindische Sprachen, ist eine von Joseph Greenberg vorgeschlagene Makrofamilie, die er in seinem Werk Language in the Americas von 1987 ausführlich beschreibt und begründet. Das Amerindische nach der Definition… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • AmerInd — abbreviation American Indian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amerind — noun or adjective see Amerindian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amerind — Amerindic, adj. /am euh rind/, n. 1. Indian (def. 1). 2. any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians. [1895 1900, Amer.; AMER(ICAN) + IND(IAN)] Usage. See Indian. * * * …   Universalium

  • AmerInd — American Indian. Also, Amer. Ind. * * * …   Universalium

  • Amerind — noun /ˈæmərɪnd/ An American Indian. See Also: Amerindian, American Indian, Indian …   Wiktionary

  • Amerind — Ame|rind [ æmərind] der; s, s Kurzw. aus engl. american indian »amerikanischer Indianer«> Bez. für nordamerik. Indianer (Völkerk.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch


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