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Synonyms for Arawak

a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America

a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America

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Variations of this myth are found among other Arawak groups, namely the Yanesha, where the main protagonist is Ayots and his son Poparrona (Santos-Granero 2002), and also among the Nomatsiguenga where Abireri becomes Mabireri and Kiri becomes Queri (Shavar and Dodds 1990).
Further, the basalt sand was littered with thousands of sherds, Arawak pieces, some of which I picked up: either for their lovely molding or their painted decoration, and I found some damaged stone instruments, probably pestles.
In 1634, the Dutch wrested control of the island from the Spaniards, who had previously grabbed it from the first inhabitants, the Arawaks.
The Garifuna language is spoken by the descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people in Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize, communities that originated from African slaves shipwrecked on the Caribbean island of St Vincent.
Native Arawak indians, Spanish conquistadors, African slaves, the British Navy and Dutch colonialists have all had a hand in creating the spicy stew that Curacao is today.
Aruba's first inhabitants were the Caquetios Indians from the Arawak tribe.
it's Chocolate Pyramid and she's approaching the final markers now MOOR, ALGONQUIN, CARIB, ABORIGINE ARAWAK, MAROON, SEMINOLE, GULLAH, GEECHEE Chocolate Pyramid's way out front in first place the others are barreling around the track quickly approaching the last straight-away and Snowball Express is beginning to make his move he's putting on pressure from the rear scrambling to make up for lost time but it's going to be impossible for Snowball Express to catch up .
Jan Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean: From Arawak and Carib to the Present (Middlesex: Plume Books 2000), p.
The original inhabitants were the Arawak people, who were driven out by the Caribs in 1000 AD.
It was a way to provide labor in a country where the indigenous Arawak population had been virtually wiped off the face of the earth by colonizers within a decade of Columbus claiming the land for Spain.
The ambiguity comes from the original accumulation: it depicts two Arawak people, a woman and a man, greeting the viewer.
Apache, Arawak, Blackfoot, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Crow, Hopi, Huron, Inuit, Iroquois, Lakota, Mohegan, Navajo, Nez Perce, Oneida, Pueblo, Seminole, Shawnee, Sioux, Teton; others acceptable
The Bahama Island of Bimini, from the Arawak term for a sacred healing spring known as "Beimini," was said to harbor the mythical Fountain of Youth.