Indian

noun
In·​di·​an | \ ˈin-dē-ən How to pronounce Indian (audio) , dialectal -jən or -din \

Definition of Indian

1a : a native or inhabitant of India or of the East Indies
b : a person of Indian descent
b : one of the native languages of American Indians

Other Words from Indian

Indian adjective
Indianness noun

First Known Use of Indian

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of Indian was in the 14th century

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“Indian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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Indian

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Indian

: a person born, raised, or living in India

Indian

noun
In·​di·​an | \ ˈin-dē-ən How to pronounce Indian (audio) \

Kids Definition of Indian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person born or living in India

Indian

adjective

Kids Definition of Indian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to India or its peoples
2 : of or relating to the American Indians or their languages

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