Arawak
noun (plural Arawak or Arawaks) Etymology: earlier Arwaca, Aroaca, an Arawak subgroup of 16th century Trinidad, perhaps from an Arawak name for the subgroup Date: 1769 1. a member of an Indian people of the Arawakan group now living chiefly along the coast of Guyana 2. the language of the Arawak people

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  • Arawak — Frau von John Gabriel Stedman Die Arawak, Aruak oder Arawaken (aus dem Lokono aru, „Cassava Blüte“) sind ein indigenes Volk an der Nordküste Südamerikas. Die Arawak sind namensgebend für die Ethnische Gruppe der Arawak, die sich über fast ganz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arawak — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Arawak puede referirse a: Pueblos y etnias arawak de América del Sur. Lenguas arawak, familia de lenguas de América del Sur. Idioma arawak lokono propiamente dicho. Obtenido de Arawak Categoría:… …   Wikipedia Español

  • arawak — ● arawak nom masculin Famille de langues indiennes parlées par les Arawaks …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Arawak — [ä′rä wäk΄, ar′ə wak΄] n. 1. a member of a South American Indian people living chiefly in NE South America and formerly in the West Indies 2. the language of this people …   English World dictionary

  • Arawak — /ar euh wahk , wak /, n., pl. Arawaks, (esp. collectively) Arawak. 1. a member of an Indian people once widespread in the Antilles but now confined to northeastern South America. 2. the language of the Arawaks. * * * American Indians of the… …   Universalium

  • Arawak — Los arawak o aruacos son indígenas americanos, que fueron vistos por los españoles en el Caribe y se caracterizaban por ser una etnia amigable. Incluyen a los taínos, que ocupaban las Antillas Mayores y Bahamas, los nepoya y suppoyo de Trinidad y …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Arawak — Arawaks Femme arawak, par John Gabriel Stedman (gravure colorée datée de 1818) Les Arawaks (arahuacos en espagnol) sont des Amérindiens des Antilles issus de la forêt amazonienne, proches de la culture saladoïde (ce nom est issu du site éponyme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arawak — The term Arawak (from aru , the Lokono word for cassava flour), was used to designate the Amerindians encountered by the Spanish in the West Indies. These include the Taíno, who occupied the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas (Lucayan) and Bimini… …   Wikipedia

  • Arawak — 1. adjective Pertaining to the Arawak peoples or their languages. 2. noun a) An Amerindian people who lived in the region of the Caribbean when the Spanish arrived in America. b) A group of Amerindian languages spoken around the …   Wiktionary

  • Arawak — Arawạk,   Völker und Sprachfamilie in Südamerika, Aruak …   Universal-Lexikon

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