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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%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

Old 04-07-2012, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by soug View Post
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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Originally Posted by geoking66 View Post
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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