Meaning of “Indian” in the English Dictionary

"Indian" in British English

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uk /ˈɪn.di.ən/ us /ˈɪn.di.ən/

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

Indiannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪn.di.ən/ us /ˈɪn.di.ən/

Indian noun [ C ] (INDIA)

a person from India

Indian noun [ C ] (AMERICA)

offensive old-fashioned a Native American :

playing cowboys and Indians

(Definition of “Indian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Indian" in American English

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Indiannoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪn·di·ən/

an American Indian; Native American

Indian also means a person from India.

adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈɪn·di·ən/

(Definition of “Indian” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)