non-Indian

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

Definition of non-Indian

1 : a person who is not an American Indian … commodities that Ojibwe sold or traded with non-Indians.— Chantal Norrgard
2 : a person who is not a native or inhabitant of India They argue that it is not possible for non-Indians to study India …— Wendy Doniger

Other Words from non-Indian

non-Indian adjective
… efforts to revitalize Pueblo textile arts with a view to … producing articles that would appeal to the non-Indian market. — Kate P. Kent In my new novel … I have major non-Indian characters, Americans as it happens, and that is bound to influence the way the book is perceived both in the United States and in India. — Shashi Tharoor

First Known Use of non-Indian

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Non-Indian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-Indian. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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