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Indian vs. Desi

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Indianadjective

Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies.

Desiadjective

alternative form of Desi

Indianadjective

Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.

Desinoun

alternative form of Desi

Indianadjective

Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like.

Desi

Desi (; Hindustani: [d̪eːsi]) is a word used to describe the people, cultures, and products of the Indian subcontinent and their diaspora, derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá), meaning . Desi traces its origin specifically to the people of the countries India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

‘land, country’;

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Indiannoun

A native or inhabitant of India.

Indiannoun

One of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; - so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India.

Indiannoun

a member of the race of people living in North America when Europeans arrived

Indiannoun

a native or inhabitant of India

Indiannoun

any of the languages spoken by Amerindians

Indianadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures;

‘the Indian subcontinent’; ‘Indian saris’;

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Indianadjective

of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages;

‘Native American religions’; ‘Indian arrowheads’;

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