from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An American Indian.
from The Century Dictionary.
- American Indian, in the widest sense; of or pertaining to the aboriginal inhabitants of North and South America (the Amerinds) or their languages; Amerind.
- noun One of the aboriginal inhabitants of North and South America; an ‘Indian’ (without the ambiguity of that term); a ‘red man’; an Amerind.
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- noun An
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"With regard to the claim of respect for Amerindian rights, government has always stated that titled Amerindian villages have the right to opt in or not to opt in," the statement said.
The total approximate "Amerindian" or aboriginal population of the New World at the present day is 16,000,000, of whom about
Chavez is a “pardo” of mixed black, Amerindian, and European ancestry.
The territories once held by the Amerindian nations are now American territory, with limited treaty rights still held by Native Americans and their recognized tribes a subject of negotiation between tribal, federal, and state officials.
She was a shining example of excellence to the Amerindian community, and a good friend.
Similarly recent works, like the ones you cite, that revise "upwards" our understanding of the cultural and economic level of indigenous Amerindian civilisation also strengthen the case.
Sorry, how did the legal status of Amerindian vs non-Amerindian Americans drop into the conversation?
Getty Images/Gallo Images An Amerindian village in the savannah-dominated region of Rupununi in southern Guyana.
The general legal status of Amerindians has evolved over the generations but the general question was resolved well over a century ago: anyone of genetic Amerindian descent has certain rights and privileges stemming from the dubious “dependent sovereignty” status of the tribes as sloppily defined back in the 19th Century and mangled through a series of treaties negotiated in bad faith and dishonestly managed by the federal government.
For one thing, we can support the indigenous Amerindian politicians in Latin America, when they try to gain political power from the Hispanic upper classes in their countries.
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