Taino Definition

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.
American Heritage
A member of an aboriginal Indian people of the West Indies, extinct since the 16th cent.
Webster's New World
The Arawakan language of this people.
Webster's New World

Origin of Taino

  • Spanish of American Indian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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