a family of South American Indian languages, including Arawak
designating or of this family of languages
nounpl. Arawakan, or Ar·a·wa·kans
- A member of a widespread group of Indian peoples living in an area of South America that includes parts of Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana, the Amazon basin of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, and formerly most of the Greater Antilles.
- A large language family of South and Central America, including Taíno, many other living and extinct languages of South America spoken by Arawakan peoples, and Garifuna.