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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Amerindian, Native Americanadjective

    any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived

  2. Indian, Amerind, Amerindic, Native Americanadjective

    of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

    "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"


  1. Native Americannoun

    An American Indian, especially in the United States.

  2. Native Americanadjective

    Of the American Indians.


  1. native american

    Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans, First Americans or simply, "natives," are the indigenous people of the United States. They are composed of numerous distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as sovereign nations today. Native American cultures have developed in the Americas over approximately 15,000 years, predating the arrival of Europeans. They have diverse histories, cultures, languages, and traditions.


  1. Native American

    Native American is an album by the American guitarist Tony Rice, released on February 14, 1992

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Native American in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Native American in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Native American in a Sentence

  1. Carl Hill:

    Native American borrowers were very disappointed with the content of those stories, native American borrowers have policies and procedures and training in place, and resources as well, to have customers find a lender and choose the lender that's the best fit.

  2. Harvey Pratt:

    Eliminating the flow of counterfeit Native American art and craftwork provides a level playing field for the highly talented, dedicated, and hard-working producers of genuine Native American art, we must protect these authentic American Treasures.

  3. Melanie Benjamin:

    Native American did bring up that whole issue about that( Pocahontas) label, and my advice to Native American -- and I used an example -- is that in Indian country, Native American tribes are very community-oriented, native American tribes are those types of people where Native American tribes will embrace you as part of Native American tribes community and then Native American tribes will recognize you as Native American tribes community from there on.

  4. Mark Twain:

    It could probably be show by facts and figures that there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress.

  5. John McCain:

    The answer to that in my view is to give the tribe access to BIE funds to be used for private tuition, tutors, classes, charter schools, so Native families have more choices, i'm not saying charter schools are better or worse -- although I personally believe they're better -- but Native American parents should be able to have a choice where Native American parents want Native American parents children to go.

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