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indian is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of indian in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… visited MoMA's in 1941 show Indian art …”

meanings of indian


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


  1. Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
  2. Of or relating to India or its people; or (formerly) of the East Indies.
  3. Eastern; Oriental.
  4. Made with Indian corn or maize.
  5. Designating any of various chess openings now characterised by black's attempt to control the board through knights and fianchettoed bishops rather than with a central pawn advance.


  1. Any of the (unrelated) languages spoken by American Indians.
  2. Any language spoken by natives of India, especially Hindi.

indian frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word indian occurs in english on average 44.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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