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View Poll Results: When you hear "Indian" do you mostly think of:
I mostly imagine a person who is Native American Indian 19 29.23%
I mostly imagine a person who is from India, in Asia 46 70.77%
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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Here's what the history books have never been very clear on. Did Columbus think he landed in India or just the Indies (i.e. Southeast Asia, the islands of Malaysia/Indonesia/etc)?
I think the Indies, because he landed on islands. I can see how he mistook the native people of the present-day West Indies for Malaysians/Indonesians/Filipinos
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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A peculiar observation:

Indians are a minority group in the US. (Indians = Indians from India)
The Indians are a minority group in the US. (Indians = Native Americans)

I've always heard Native Americans when referenced as "Indians" to have a definite article. Then again, they're never really brought up where I live, since all over the Northeast it's almost guaranteed that "Indian" contextually refers to people from India.
Even around the reservations upstate?
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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While its not mine to say not being a native American Indian, I have seen no rush by American Indians in the SW to change the name of any of their establishments, new or old from "Indian" to Native American.
Personally, I think it was the mostly White Educational establishment that pushed the "NA" designation and not North American Indians.
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