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NATIVE AMERICAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Native American mean? 

NATIVE AMERICAN (noun)
  The noun NATIVE AMERICAN has 1 sense:

1. any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived

  Familiarity information: NATIVE AMERICAN used as a noun is very rare.


NATIVE AMERICAN (adjective)
  The adjective NATIVE AMERICAN has 1 sense:

1. of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

  Familiarity information: NATIVE AMERICAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NATIVE AMERICAN (noun)


Sense 1Native American [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Amerindian; Native American

Hypernyms ("Native American" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

person of color; person of colour ((formal) any non-European non-White person)

Domain member category:

war party (a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Native American"):

American Indian; Indian; Red Indian (a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived)

South American Indian (a member of a native Indian group in South America)

Carib; Carib Indian (a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles)

Arawak; Arawakan (a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America)


NATIVE AMERICAN (adjective)


Sense 1Native American [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Amerind; Amerindic; Native American; Indian

Context examples:

Native American religions / Indian arrowheads

Pertainym:

American Indian (a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived)


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