Meaning of “Native American” in the English Dictionary

"Native American" in British English

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Native Americannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌneɪ.tɪv əˈmer.ɪ.kən/ us /ˌneɪ.t̬ɪv əˈmer.ɪ.kən/

a member of one of the races who were living in North and South America before Europeans arrived

Native American
adjective uk us

(Definition of “Native American” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Native American" in American English

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Native Americannoun [ C ]

us /ˈneɪ·t̬ɪv əˈmer·ɪ·kən/ also American Indian

a member of any of the groups of people that lived in North America before the Europeans arrived

(Definition of “Native American” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)