Pronunciation: (ar"u-wä'kun, -wak'un), [key]
1. a family of numerous and widely scattered languages spoken formerly from Florida to Chile but now only in South America.
2. a member of a group of Indian peoples who spoke these languages.
of or belonging to this language family or its speakers or to the Arawak.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.