Arawakan

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

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

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Archaeological and linguistic analyses suggest that the Arawakan languages, like the Cariban languages but in an earlier period, may have spread from a place of origin in the Amazon down the Orinoco valley to the Caribbean coast and into the Caribbean islands by 2,500 byp (Heckenberger 2013).