What is Arawakan?

  • (noun): A family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America.
    Synonyms: Arawak
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on arawakan:

Maipurean Languages - Languages - Ethnologue
... and Linguist List list the following extinct "unclassified Arawakan" languages which do not appear in Campbell, Kaufman, or Aikhenvald ... to be Maipurean, as otherwise, starting with the 2009 edition, Arawakan and Maipurean are synonyms ... Mawayana is listed as Arawakan without being further classified ...
Maipurean Languages
... Arawakan (Arahuacan, Maipuran Arawakan, "mainstream" Arawakan, Arawakan proper), also known as Maipurean (also Maipuran, Maipureano, Maipúre), is a language family that spans from the Caribbean ... Maipurean may be related to other language families in a hypothetical Macro-Arawakan stock ... term Arawak took over, until its use was extended in North America to the broader Macro-Arawakan proposal, and which time the name Maipurean was resurrected for the core ...
Maipurean Languages - Arawakan Vs. Maipuran
... The modern equivalents are Maipurean or Maipuran and Arawak or Arawakan ... The term Arawakan is now used in two senses ... Maipurean used to be thought to be a major subgroup of Arawakan, but all the living Arawakan languages, at least, seem to need to be subgrouped with languages already found within Maipurean as ...
Garifuna Language - History
... Garifuna traces its history through Carib, Arawakan, and African peoples ... During the conquest, which was conducted primarily by men, the Carib married Arawakan women ... after a few generations they retained the Arawakan grammar of their first language ...
Taíno - Terminology
... Arawak." The name was derived from the Arawakan word for cassava flour, a staple of their diet ... The Arawakan language family is made up of languages that were present throughout the Caribbean, and much of Central and South America ... to debate whether the Carib language is an Arawakan dialect or creole language—or perhaps an individual language, with an Arawakan pidgin often used to communicate ...

More definitions of "Arawakan":

  • (noun): A member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America.
    Synonyms: Arawak
  • (adj): Of or relating to the peoples who speak the language of the Arawak.