how to pronounce indian

ɪndɪən

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“… oh darling we're having Indian food …”

meanings of indian

noun:

  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.

adjective:

  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.

name:

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