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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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