Meaning of Arawakan

Ar•a•wak•an

Pronunciation: (ar"u-wä'kun, -wak'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a family of numerous and widely scattered languages spoken formerly from Florida to Chile but now only in South America.
  2. a member of a group of Indian peoples who spoke these languages.
—adj.
  1. of or belonging to this language family or its speakers or to the Arawak.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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