Indianness


Indianness
Indian NOUN 1) a person from India. 2) an American Indian.
ADJECTIVE 1) relating to India. 2) relating to American Indians.
DERIVATIVES Indianism noun Indianize (also Indianise) verb Indianness noun.
USAGE American native peoples were called Indian as a result of Christopher Columbus and others believing that, when they reached the east coast of America, they had reached part of India by a new route. The terms Indian and Red Indian are today regarded as old-fashioned, recalling, as they do, the stereotypical portraits of the Wild West. The term American Indian, however, is well established.

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