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In·di·an

 (ĭn′dē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to India or the East Indies or to their peoples, languages, or cultures.
2. Of or relating to any of the Native American peoples except the Eskimos, Aleuts, and Inuits.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of India or of the East Indies.
b. A person of Indian or East Indian ancestry.
2.
a. A member of any of the Native American peoples except the Eskimos, Aleuts, and Inuits.
b. Any of the languages of these peoples. See Usage Notes at American Indian, First Nation, Native American.
3. See Indus2.

Indian

(ˈɪndɪən)
n
1. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of the Republic of India
2. (Peoples) old-fashioned taboo a Native American
3. (Languages) (not in scholarly usage) any of the languages of Native Americans
adj
4. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of India, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
5. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of India, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
6. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of India, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
7. (Peoples) (Not in scholarly usage) of, relating to, or characteristic of Native Americans or any of their languages
8. (Languages) (Not in scholarly usage) of, relating to, or characteristic of Native Americans or any of their languages
Usage: See at Native American

In•di•an

(ˈɪn di ən)

n.
2. any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians.
3. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of the Republic of India.
4. a native or inhabitant of the subcontinent of India.
adj.
5. of or pertaining to the American Indians or their languages.
6. of or pertaining to India or S Asia.
8. belonging or pertaining to a phytogeographical division comprising India S of the Himalayas, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
[1350–1400; < Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin Indiānus]
usage: In modern times the term Indian may refer to a member of an aboriginal American people, to an inhabitant of the subcontinent of India, or to a citizen of the Republic of India. In the 18th century the term American Indian came to be used for the aboriginal inhabitants of the U.S. and Canada; it now includes the aboriginal peoples of South America as well. Amerindian and Amerind developed in the next century in a further attempt to reduce ambiguity. The most recent designation, esp. in North America, is Native American. American Indians themselves tend to use the terms Indian, American Indian, or a specific tribal name. They sometimes refer to themselves collectively as Indian Peoples. Whether one term will gain ascendancy over the others remains to be seen. The only pre-European inhabitants of North America to whom Indian or terms using the word Indian usu. are not applied are the Eskimos and Aleuts. See also Eskimo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrivedIndian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Amerindian, Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
Anasazi - a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Athabascan - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
Amerindian race, Indian race - usually included in the Mongoloid race
Maya, Mayan - a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"
Nahuatl - a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
Olmec - a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
Zapotec, Zapotecan - a member of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
Chickasaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Mississippi
Coeur d'Alene - a member of an Amerindian people living in northern Idaho around Coeur d'Alene Lake
Creek - any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
Haida - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska
Hoka, Hokan - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
Muskhogean, Muskogean - a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
Penutian - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages
Pueblo - a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called `Pueblos' by the Spanish because they live in pueblos (villages built of adobe and rock)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
Salish - a member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America
Shoshone, Shoshoni - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
Taracahitian - a member of a group of peoples of Mexico
Tlingit - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
Wakashan - a member of one of the peoples in British Columbia and Washington who speak the Wakashan language
Aleut, Aleutian - a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
Eskimo, Esquimau, Inuit - a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
Paleo-American, Paleo-Amerind, Paleo-Indian - a member of the Paleo-American peoples who were the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America during the late Pleistocene epoch
sannup - a married male American Indian
squaw - an American Indian woman
2.Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Indian race - sometimes included in the Caucasian race; native to the subcontinent of India
Assamese - native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern India
Dravidian - a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)
Gujarati, Gujerati - a member of the people of Gujarat
Kashmiri - a member of the people of Kashmir
Oriya - a member of a people in India living in Orissa and neighboring areas
Panjabi, Punjabi - a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India
Mahratta, Maratha - a member of a people of India living in Maharashtra
Roma, Romani, Romany, Rommany, Bohemian, Gipsy, Gypsy - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
jawan - (India) a private soldier or male constable
3.Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
Atakapan, Attacapa, Attacapan, Atakapa - a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
Athabascan, Athapaskan language, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan - a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
Muskhogean language, Muskogean language, Muskhogean, Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
Na-Dene - a family of North American Indian languages
Mosan - a family of Amerindian languages spoken in Washington and British Columbia
Caddoan, Caddoan language, Caddo - a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
Kechuan, Quechuan, Quechuan language, Quechua, Kechua - the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
Maracan language, Maraco - the language spoken by the Maraco
Tupi-Guarani, Tupi-Guarani language - a family of South American Indian languages
Arawak, Arawakan - a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America
Caribbean language, Carib - the family of languages spoken by the Carib
Uto-Aztecan, Uto-Aztecan language - a family of American Indian languages
Mayan language, Maya, Mayan - a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
Tanoan, Tanoan language - a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States
Hokan, Hoka - a family of Amerindian languages spoken in California
Penutian - a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
Adj.1.Indian - 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.Indian - of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languagesIndian - of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages; "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"
Translations
الهِنْدي الأمريكيهِنْدي: أحد سكان الهِنْدهِندي، هِنْدي أمريكيهِنْدِيٌّ
Indindický-kaIndiánindiánský
inderindiskindianerindianskIndien
intialainenintiaani
IndijacindijskiIndijanacIndijankaindijanski
indiaiindiánindusind
indian
amerískur indíániIndverjiindverskur; indíána-
インドのインド人
인도 사람인도의
indėnasindėniškasindiškas
indiānisindiāņu-indiešu-indietis
IndIndiánindiánskyindický
IndijanecIndijecIndijkaindijskiIndijanka
indierindiskindianindiansk
เกี่ยวกับชาวอินเดียชาวอินเดีย
hintHintliKızılderiliHindistana/Hintlilere ait
індіанецьіндіаниніндіанськийіндієцьіндійський
người Ấn Độthuộc nước/người/tiếng Ấn Độ

Indian

[ˈɪndɪən]
A. ADJ (= from India) [culture, languages, customs] → indio, hindú; (= American Indian) → indígena, indio
B. N (from India) → indio/a m/f, hindú mf; (= American Indian) → indígena mf, indio/a m/f
C. CPD Indian corn N = maize Indian elephant Nelefante m asiático
Indian file Nfila f india
Indian hemp Ncáñamo m índico
Indian ink Ntinta f china
the Indian Ocean Nel Océano Índico
Indian summer N (in northern hemisphere) → veranillo m de San Martín; (in southern hemisphere) → veranillo m de San Juan
the publication of that book gave her career an Indian summerla publicación de ese libro dio lugar a un éxito tardío en su carrera

Indian

[ˈɪndiən]
adj
(Asian)indien(ne) Indian restaurant
(American)indien(ne) m/f
n
(Asian)Indien(ne) m/f
(= Indian meal) → indien m
to go for an Indian → se faire un restau indien, se faire un indien
(American)Indien(ne) m/f American IndianIndian corn nmaïs mIndian elephant néléphant m d'AsieIndian ink nencre f de Chine

Indian

adj
indisch; the Indian rope-trickder indische Seiltrick
(= American Indian) (neg!)indianisch, Indianer-
n
Inder(in) m(f)
(= American Indian) (neg!)Indianer(in) m(f); too many chiefs and not enough Indians (fig)zu viele Köpfe und nicht genug Hände

Indian

:
Indian-British
adjindisch-britisch (britisch mit indischer Herkunft)
Indian club
nKeule f
Indian corn
nMais m
Indian cress
n (Bot) → Kapuzinerkresse f
Indian elephant
Indian file
nGänsemarsch m; in Indianim Gänsemarsch
Indian giver
n (US inf) jd, der etwas Geschenktes zurückfordert
Indian ink
nTusche f
Indian meal
n
(US, of corn) → Maismehl nt
(Cook: = dish) → indisches Gericht
Indian Ocean
Indian reservation
n (neg!)Indianerreservat nt
Indian sign
n (US) → Zauber m; to put an Indian on somebodyjdn verzaubern or verhexen
Indian summer
nAltweibersommer m, → Spät- or Nachsommer m; (esp Brit fig: = success late in life) → späte Blüte
Indian wrestling
nArmdrücken nt

Indian

[ˈɪndɪən]
1. adj
a. (from India) → indiano/a
b. (American Indian) → indiano/a (d'America)
2. n
a. (from India) → indiano/a
b. (American Indian) → indiano/a (d'America)

Indian

(ˈindiən) noun
1. a native inhabitant of North America (see also Red Indian at red), Central or South America.
2. a person born in India or having Indian citizenship.
adjective
of India or of Indians.

Indian

هِنْدِيٌّ Ind, indický inder, indisk Inder, indisch ινδικός, Ινδός indio intialainen indien Indijac, indijski indiano インドの, インド人 인도 사람, 인도의 Indiaas, Indiër inder, indisk Hindus, indyjski indiano индиец, индийский indier, indisk เกี่ยวกับชาวอินเดีย, ชาวอินเดีย Hint, Hintli người Ấn Độ, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Ấn Độ 印度人, 印度的
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Amy's chief delight was an Indian cabinet, full of queer drawers, little pigeonholes, and secret places, in which were kept all sorts of ornaments, some precious, some merely curious, all more or less antique.
But he's written a wonderful story, telling how he happened to come across the ancient manuscripts in the tomb of some old Indian whose mummy he unearthed on a trip to Central America.
Still there is so much obscurity in the Indian traditions, and so much confusion in the Indian names, as to render some explanation useful.
The generous usage the Indians had promised before in my capitulation, was afterwards fully complied with, and we proceeded with them as prisoners to old Chelicothe, the principal Indian town, on Little Miami, where we arrived, after an uncomfortable journey, in very severe weather, on the eighteenth day of February, and received as good treatment as prisoners could expect from savages.
The sun was setting, and the monarch was about to give his court the signal to retire, when suddenly an Indian appeared before his throne, leading a horse richly harnessed, and looking in every respect exactly like a real one.
The locomotive, guided by an English engineer and fed with English coal, threw out its smoke upon cotton, coffee, nutmeg, clove, and pepper plantations, while the steam curled in spirals around groups of palm-trees, in the midst of which were seen picturesque bungalows, viharis (sort of abandoned monasteries), and marvellous temples enriched by the exhaustless ornamentation of Indian architecture.
There were heaps of earth also, which, being dug open, proved to be Indian graves, containing bows and flint-headed spears and arrows; for the Indians buried the dead warrior's weapons along with him.
He had enlisted a party of one hundred and ten men, most of whom had been in the Indian country, and some of whom were experienced hunters and trappers.
Sometimes they sojourned for months among them, assimilating to their tastes and habits with the happy facility of Frenchmen, adopting in some degree the Indian dress, and not unfrequently taking to themselves Indian wives.
The special work which the General desired me to do was be a sort of "house father" to the Indian young men--that is, I was to live in the building with them and have the charge of their discipline, clothing, rooms, and so on.
A strayed Indian from Lake Le Barge was willing to take his place; but Kama was obdurate.
Colorado -- Sacred Tree -- Patagonian Hare -- Indian Families -- General Rosas -- Proceed to Bahia Blanca -- Sand Dunes -- Negro Lieutenant -- Bahia Blanca -- Saline Incrustations -- Punta Alta -- Zorillo.

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