Definition of American indian

1. Noun. A member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived.

2. Noun. Any of the languages spoken by Amerindians.

Definition of American indian

1. Noun. A member of some indigenous peoples of the Americas, especially the United States, but excluding the Inuit, Yupik, and Aleuts. ¹

2. Noun. (Canada) An indigenous person from the United States. ¹

3. Adjective. Relating to the indigenous peoples of the Americas or their languages. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Indian

American Baptist Convention
American Bobtail
American Bobtails
American Bulldog
American Bulldogs
American Cancer Society
American Civil War
American Curl
American Curls
American Dream
American English
American Falls
American Federalist Party
American Federation of Labor
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Indus
American Indian
American Indian Day
American Indians
American Keuda
American Keudas
American Labor Party
American Law Institute formulation
American Law Institute rule
American League
American Legion
American Party
American Red Cross
American Revised Version
American Revolution
American Revolutionary War

Literary usage of American indian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Drug Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities edited by Andrea Kopstein (1998)
"Prevalence of Drug Use Among Youth american indians Since 1975 an ongoing survey of american indian 7th-12th graders enrolled in Indian reservation schools ..."

2. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide, in which the by Josephus Nelson Larned, American Library Association (1902)
"Culture status of the american indian at the period of his discovery. (American archaeologist [Columbus, O.], v. 2, pt. 2, Feb., 1898. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1913)
"WISDOM OF THE NORTH american indian IN SPEECH AND LEGEND. BY ALEXANDER FRANCIS CHAMBERLAIN The cardinal doctrine of anthropology today,—the essential unity ..."

4. American Prose (1607-1865) by Walter Cochrane Bronson (1898)
"THE american indian . Of the Indian character, much has been written foolishly, and credulously believed. By the rhapsodies of poets, ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1894)
"Its use in american indian linguistics is a bar to the just comprehension of the morphologic phenomena of these tongues, because no two writers agree in ..."

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