• A person from India.
  • A Native American, a member of one of the indigenous peoples of the Americas (generally excluding the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik).
  • An indigenous inhabitant of Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific islands.
  • Indian cuisine; traditional Indian food.
  • A meal at (or taken away from) an Indian restaurant.
  • An Indian restaurant.

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  • From Anglo-Norman indien, Middle French indien, corresponding to Ind + -ian. Applied to inhabitants of the Americas due to an early misconception that the Americas were the western end of Asia / the Indies (hence also the designation of Caribbean islands as the West Indies).

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