Indian
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a native or inhabitant of India or of the East Indies b. a person of Indian descent 2. a. American Indian b. one of the native languages of American Indians • Indian adjectiveIndianness noun

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  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Indian — may refer to:In ethnic identities: * Associated with India: ** Indian, Non resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin ** Indian, person ethnically described by demographics of India * Associated with the Americas: **American Indian, Native… …   Wikipedia

  • Indian — inhabit of India or South Asia, c.1300 (noun and adjective); applied to the native inhabitants of the Americas from at least 1553, on the mistaken notion that America was the eastern end of Asia. Red Indian, to distinguish them from inhabitants… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • Indian — In BrE an Indian is first and foremost a native or national of India. In the American context its use arose from the mistaken belief of Columbus and other voyagers who reached the east coast of America in the 15c and 16c that they had reached… …   Modern English usage

  • Indian — [in′dē ən] adj. [LL Indianus < L India] 1. a) of India or its peoples, languages, or cultures b) of the East Indies or their peoples or cultures 2. of American Indians or their languages or cultures; Native American 3. of a type used or made… …   English World dictionary

  • Indian — n. For the purposes of many U.S. laws and treaties, an indigenous American; a Native American or American Indian. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), n. 1. A native or inhabitant of India. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian. — Indian. Indianapolis Культурология. XX век. Энциклопедия. 1998 …   Энциклопедия культурологии

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