Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 3 weeks ago

When you say 'Indian', do people know you mean natives of India?

Or, do they think native Americans?


Sorry, no disrespect intended here. Just asking a sincere question.

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    It could go either way depending on regional custom and context.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    I try to be cautious of that and say Native American instead.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I think baseball player in Cleveland.

  • 3 weeks ago

    When Christopher Columbus 'accedently' discovered America, he though he accedently had landed in India, so he called the natives here 'Indians'. Culumbus is a true disgrace and thats why they got rid of 'Culumbus Day'

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Native American Indians are referred to as First Nation Citizens.

    Aboriginal Peoples moved into popularity as the correct collective noun for First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and was widely adopted by the government and many national groups.

    This distinction was made legal in 1982 when the Constitution Act came into being.

    Sep 21, 2016

  • 3 weeks ago

    They don't know unless I am intelligent enough to be specific. 

    If I say "American Indian" then I mean Indians native to North America.

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