Definition of North American Indian in US English:

North American Indian

noun

  • A member of any of the groups of indigenous people of North America; a Native American.

adjective

  • Of or relating to any of these groups of indigenous peoples or their languages.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From North American + Indian.

Pronunciation

North American Indian

/nɔːθ əˌmɛrɪk(ə)n ˈɪndɪən/