Then Amerind appears to be a decent term.  As Alekseev always said, the more we study language origins the more difficult they become.  And to that I shall add:  especially during times of heightened nationalism.
----- Original Message -----
From: Glen Gordon
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nostratic] Proposal of a name for a possible family

>Thought Amerind was a term reserved for Native American Groups located in
>the US?

It's a Greenbergian term for all aboriginal languages of North and
South America that are neither NaDene nor EskimoAleut. Amerindian
languages are thought to have traversed the Bering Strait first,
followed by NaDene, and then more recently EskimoAleut.

Of course, it is also a term for New World aboriginals, even
in French (les amerindiens)

  Glen Gordon

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