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English definition of “Indian”

Indian

adjective uk   /ˈɪn.di.ən/ us  

Indian adjective (INDIA)

belonging to or relating to India or its people: an Indian family the Indian ambassador

Indian adjective (AMERICA)

offensive old-fashioned belonging to or relating to Native Americans: an Indian chief

Indian

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.di.ən/ us  

Indian noun [C] (INDIA)

a person from India

Indian noun [C] (AMERICA)

offensive old-fashioned a Native American: playing cowboys and Indians
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