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Meaning of "pre-Columbian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRE-COLUMBIAN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRE-COLUMBIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pre-Columbian is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PRE-COLUMBIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pre-Columbian

Pre-Columbian era

The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning the time of the original settlement in the Upper Paleolithic period to European colonization during the Early Modern period. While the phrase "pre-Columbian era" literally refers only to the time preceding Christopher Columbus's voyages of 1492, in practice the phrase usually is used to denote the entire history of indigenous Americas cultures until those cultures were significantly influenced by Europeans, even if this happened decades or centuries after Columbus's first landing. For this reason the alternative terms of Precontact Americas, Pre-Colonial Americas or Prehistoric Americas are also in use. In areas of Latin America the term usually used is Pre-Hispanic. Many pre-Columbian civilizations established hallmarks which included permanent settlements, cities, agriculture, civic and monumental architecture, major earthworks, and complex societal hierarchies.

Definition of pre-Columbian in the English dictionary

The definition of pre-Columbian in the dictionary is of or relating to the Americas before they were discovered by Columbus.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRE-COLUMBIAN

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pre-exilian
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WORDS THAT END LIKE PRE-COLUMBIAN

amphibian
Arabian
British Columbian
Colombian
Columbian
Danubian
Fabian
Gambian
Jacobian
lesbian
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macrobian
Namibian
Nubian
Saudi Arabian
Serbian
Sorbian
South Arabian
Swabian
Zambian

Synonyms and antonyms of pre-Columbian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «pre-Columbian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRE-COLUMBIAN

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The translations of pre-Columbian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pre-Columbian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

前哥伦布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

precolombina
570 millions of speakers

English

pre-Columbian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कलमबुस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ما قبل كولومبوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

доколумбовой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pré-colombiana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাক-কলম্বিয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

précolombien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pra-Columbus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

präkolumbianischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コロンブス以前の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콜럼버스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pre-Columbian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiền Columbus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன் கொலம்பிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्री-कोलंबियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kolomb
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pre -colombiana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prekolumbijskie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

доколумбової
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pre -columbiene
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προ - Κολομβιανή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pre- Columbiaanse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pre- Columbian
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pre -colombiansk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pre-Columbian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRE-COLUMBIAN»

The term «pre-Columbian» is regularly used and occupies the 81.149 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pre-Columbian

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRE-COLUMBIAN»

Discover the use of pre-Columbian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pre-Columbian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pre-Columbian Foodways: Interdisciplinary Approaches to ...
This book unites these disciplinary perspectives — from the social and biological sciences to art history and epigraphy — creating a work comprehensive in scope, which reveals our increasing understanding of the various roles of foods ...
John Staller, Michael Carrasco, 2009
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Art and Archaeology of Pre-Columbian Cuba
Idols and amulets carved of stone, coral, and wood; shell masks; stone axes; petroglyphs and pictographs are among the art works never before seen outside of Cuba.
Ramon Dacal Moure, Manuel Rivero De La Calle, 1997
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Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America Coloring Book
Forty-two carefully researched illustrations depict prehistoric Arctic Indians, cliff-dwellers of Southwest, woodland cultures of Northeast, more. Hunting, ceremonies, costume, games, religion, other aspects. Captions. Map.
‎1994
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Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts: ...
Based on the 28th International Archaeometry Symposium jointly sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Getty Conservation Institute, this volume offers a rare opportunity to survey under a single cover a wide range ...
David A. Scott, Pieter Meyers, 1994
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Languages of the Pre-Columbian Antilles
This work formulates a testable hypothesis of the origins and migration patterns of the aboriginal peoples of the Greater Antilles, the Lucayan Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the northernmost of the Leeward Islands, prior to European ...
Julian Granberry, Gary Vescelius, 2004
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Polynesians in America: Pre-Columbian Contacts with the New ...
This book reviews the debate, evaluates theoretical trends that have discouraged consideration of trans-oceanic contacts, summarizes the historic evidence and supplements it with recent archaeological, linguistic, botanical, and physical ...
Terry L. Jones, Alice A. Storey, Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith, 2011
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Pre-Columbian Landscapes of Creation and Origin
The patterns developed throughout this work shed insight on the effect that perceived sacredness can have on the development of culture and society.
John Staller, 2008
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Pre-Columbian Literatures of Mexico
This volume presents ancient Mexican myths and sacred hymns, lyric poetry, rituals, drama, and various forms of prose, accompanied by informed criticism and comment.
‎1986
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Pre-Columbian Art and the Post-Columbian World: Ancient ...
Offers an in-depth look at pre-Columbian sources of modern art.
Barbara Braun, 2000
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African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian Art in the Indiana ...
The rich holdings of African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian art in the Indiana University Art Museum constitute one of the finest collections of its kind in the United States.
Indiana University, Bloomington. Art Museum, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRE-COLUMBIAN»

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Artemis Gallery to auction Antiquities, Pre-Columbian, Ethnographic …
That's where Artemis Gallery steps in, literally leaving no stone unturned to source authentic antiquities, Pre-Columbian and ethnographic art to offer via the ... «ArtfixDaily, Jul 15»
2
Why does Volokh Conspiracy rank low in searches for “cheap …
Oppression existed in pre-Columbian times, and continues to the present, notwithstanding many changes in governments and in formal ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
A Tour of the Amazing Peruvian Restaurants of Harrison and Kearny …
But when it comes to places specializing in ceviches, street food, Chinese-Peruvian, Japanese-Peruvian, pre-Columbian, or any of the myriad ... «Eater NY, Jul 15»
4
Expose your kids to art! (Or vice versa)
They had a world class collection with tons of variety, from pre-Columbian art to this guy; it was quite kid friendly (a docent in the armor display ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
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15 Ancient Cities You Need to Visit Right Now
It looks like a collection of grassy mounds now, but Cahokia was once the largest pre-Columbian city in North America. Located just north of St. «Yahoo Travel, Jul 15»
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What is Santa Muerte? A guide for 'True Detective' fans
... also known as 'La Santísima', 'Doña Sebastiana', 'Little White Girl' or 'The Skinny Girl', is thought to date back to pre-Columbian times. «89.3 KPCC, Jul 15»
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Artemis Gallery to auction cultural antiquities Pre-Columbian
That's where Artemis Gallery steps in, literally leaving no stone unturned to source authentic antiquities, Pre-Columbian and ethnographic art to ... «News-Antique.com, Jul 15»
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Pump up the volume: essence of Botero's sculptures revealed in …
My work comes from lot of sources: Etruscan art, pre-Columbian art, popular art… it's a mix. Like a cocktail formed in one artist's mind. But, at ... «euronews, Jul 15»
9
Debating Ancient Book of Mormon Fantasies
... it also argues that the natives of America are “the descendants of Israel” and propounds that all pre-Columbian Americans had one origin, ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
10
Lose Weight and Control Diabetes with Chia Seeds
The scientific name of chia seeds is Salvia hispanica and this plant was cultivated by the Aztecs in pre-Columbian times. Both sabja and chia ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pre-Columbian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pre-columbian>. Jul 2020 ».
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