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Indian adj
1 of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures; "the Indian subcontinent"; "Indian saris"
2 of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages; "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads" [syn: Amerind, Amerindic, native American]


1 a member of the race of people living in North America when Europeans arrived [syn: North American Indian, American Indian, Red Indian]
2 a native or inhabitant of India
3 any of the languages spoken by Amerindians [syn: Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian]

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Derived from India.


  • /ˈɪndiən/, /"Indi@n/


  1. Of or pertaining to India or its people.
  2. Of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas, the people who lived in the Americas before the Europeans came, as well as the descendants of such people.
  3. The First Nations people of North America, but not the Inuit or Metis.

Related terms


Of or pertaining to India
Of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas


  1. Person from India.
  2. Individual of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas, before the arrival of Europeans. Also: Amerindian, Native American.
  3. An Australian Aborigine.
  4. A Maori.
  5. An Indian meal.
    We're going out tonight for an Indian.


a person from India
Individual of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas



  • lang=ia|/inˈdjan/, lang=ia|/in"djan/


Indian (no or ) Indian (: more Indian, : most Indian) Indian (: Indianer, : Indianest)
  1. Indian (of India)
  2. Indian (of aboriginal people)

Extensive Definition

Indian may refer to:
Titled works:
Sports teams:
Indian in German: Indisch
Indian in Spanish: Indio
Indian in French: Indien
Indian in Italian: Indiano
Indian in Slovak: Indický
Indian in Thai: อินเดียน

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

American Indian, Amerind, Antarctic, Arctic, Atlantic, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Pacific, Red Indian, WASP, black, black man, blackfellow, boy, brown man, burrhead, colored person, coon, darky, gook, honky, jigaboo, jungle bunny, nigger, niggra, ofay, paleface, pygmy, red man, redskin, slant-eye, spade, the Man, white, white man, whitey, yellow man
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