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  ( Indians    plural  )
1       adj   Indian means belonging or relating to India, or to its people or culture.  
usu ADJ n  
...the Indian government.     
2       n-count   An Indian is an Indian citizen, or a person of Indian origin.  
3       n-count   Indians are the people who lived in North, South, or Central America before Europeans arrived, or people related to them. The usual name for them now is Native Americans.  

American Indian        ( American Indians    plural  ) American Indian people or things belong to or come from one of the native peoples of America.  
  (mainly BRIT)      adj   usu ADJ n  
      An American Indian is someone who is American Indian., n-count  
in AM, use Indian, Native American     
Anglo-Indian        ( Anglo-Indians    plural  )
1       adj   An Anglo-Indian person is someone whose family is partly British and partly Indian.  
usu ADJ n  
...Anglo-Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.     
2       n-count   An Anglo-Indian is someone who is Anglo-Indian.  
Indian summer        ( Indian summers    plural  ) You can refer to a period of unusually warm and sunny weather during the autumn as an Indian summer.      n-count  
Red Indian        ( Red Indians    plural  ) Native Americans who were living in North America when Europeans arrived there used to be called Red Indians. This use could cause offence.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
West Indian        ( West Indians    plural  )
1       adj   West Indian means belonging or relating to the West Indies, or to its people or culture.  
2       n-count   A West Indian is a citizen of the West Indies or a person of West Indian origin.  
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arboreal, nocturnal and insectivorous species of bear in the Indian subcontinent
known also as Labiated Bear
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