Amerind

Amerind

[am-uh-rind]
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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