noun, plural Tai·nos, (especially collectively) Tai·no for 1.

  1. a member of an extinct Arawakan Indian tribe of the West Indies.
  2. the language of the Taino.


  1. plural -nos or -no a member of an American Indian people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Arawakan family

from Taino nitayno “the first, the good.”

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