pl. -·nos or -·no
- a member of an aboriginal Indian people of the West Indies, extinct since the 16th cent.
- the Arawakan language of this people
Origin of Taino; from Taino nitayno, the first, the good
nounpl. Taíno or Taínos also Taino or Tai·nos
- A member of an Arawak people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas whose culture was destroyed by genocide, epidemics, and assimilation under Spanish colonization in the early 1500s.
- The language of this people.
Origin of TainoSpanish, of American Indian origin.