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English adjective: Indian

1. Indian of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures

SamplesThe Indian subcontinent.
Indian saris.

2. Indian of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

SamplesNative American religions.
Indian arrowheads.

SynonymsAmerind, Amerindic, Native American

English noun: Indian

1. Indian (person) a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived

SynonymsAmerican Indian, Red Indian

Broader (hypernym)Amerindian, Native American

Narrower (hyponym)Aleut, Aleutian, Algonquian, Algonquin, Anasazi, Athabascan, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Buffalo Indian, Chickasaw, Coeur d'Alene, Creek, Eskimo, Esquimau, Haida, Hoka, Hokan, Injun, Inuit, Iroquois, Maya, Mayan, Muskhogean, Muskogean, Nahuatl, Olmec, Paleo-American, Paleo-Amerind, Paleo-Indian, Penutian, Plains Indian, Pueblo, red man, Redskin, Salish, sannup, Shoshone, Shoshoni, squaw, Taracahitian, Tlingit, Wakashan, Zapotec, Zapotecan

Member meronymAmerindian race, Indian race

2. Indian (person) a native or inhabitant of India

Broader (hypernym)Asian, Asiatic

Narrower (hyponym)Assamese, Bohemian, Dravidian, Gipsy, Gujarati, Gujerati, Gypsy, jawan, Kashmiri, Mahratta, Maratha, Oriya, Panjabi, Punjabi, Roma, Romani, Romany, Rommany

Member meronymBharat, India, Indian race, Republic of India

3. Indian (communication) any of the languages spoken by Amerindians

SynonymsAmerican Indian, American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language

Broader (hypernym)natural language, tongue

Narrower (hyponym)Algonquian, Algonquian language, Algonquin, Arawak, Arawakan, Atakapa, Atakapan, Athabascan, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Athapaskan language, Attacapa, Attacapan, Caddo, Caddoan, Caddoan language, Carib, Caribbean language, Hoka, Hokan, Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois, Kechua, Kechuan, Maracan language, Maraco, Maya, Mayan, Mayan language, Mosan, Muskhogean, Muskhogean language, Muskogean, Muskogean language, Na-Dene, Penutian, Quechua, Quechuan, Quechuan language, Siouan, Siouan language, Tanoan, Tanoan language, Tupi-Guarani, Tupi-Guarani language, Uto-Aztecan, Uto-Aztecan language

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