Definition of American-indian language
1. Noun. Any of the languages spoken by Amerindians.
Generic synonyms: Natural Language, Tongue
Specialized synonyms: Algonquian, Algonquian Language, Algonquin, Atakapa, Atakapan, Attacapa, Attacapan, Athabascan, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Athapaskan Language, Muskhogean, Muskhogean Language, Muskogean, Muskogean Language, Na-dene, Mosan, Caddo, Caddoan, Caddoan Language, Iroquoian, Iroquoian Language, Iroquois, Kechua, Kechuan, Quechua, Quechuan, Quechuan Language, Maracan Language, Maraco, Tupi-guarani, Tupi-guarani Language, Arawak, Arawakan, Carib, Caribbean Language, Uto-aztecan, Uto-aztecan Language, Maya, Mayan, Mayan Language, Siouan, Siouan Language, Tanoan, Tanoan Language, Hoka, Hokan, Penutian
Derivative terms: Amerind
Lexicographical Neighbors of American-indian Language
Literary usage of American-indian language
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"Is. American-Indian- The New Testament translated into the (American) Indian Language, by John Eliot. Cambridge. US 1661, small 4to. with a second ..."
2. Indians, Indian Tribes, and State Government by Deborah McKnight (1999)
"The act directs the Board of Teaching to grant to eligible individuals teaching licenses in American Indian language and cultural education. ..."
3. Surveying the Record: North American Scientific Exploration to 1930 by Edward Carlos Carter (1999)
"... of America North of Mexico" (1891).l2 He controlled Bureau linguistics and favored a genetic interpretation of American Indian language development. ..."
4. Indian Myths, Or, Legends, Traditions, and Symbols of the Aborigines of by Ellen Russell Emerson (1884)
"... supplementary to which are a few words from divers dialects of the North American Indian language, taken from Mr. Gallatin's vocabulary. ..."