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Indians

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American Indians. When Columbus landed at Cat Island, he thought that he had landed on one of the Indian islands, and in this belief gave the natives the name of Indians.

India proper is so named from Indus (the river), in Sanskrit Sindhu, in Persic Hind, whence the Greek Hindus. Hindustan is the tan or “country” of the river Hindus.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Independents
Index (The)
India Ink or Chinese ink
India Paper
India Proof
Indian Arrowroot
Indian Drug (The)
Indian File (In)
Indian Red
Indian Summer (The)
Indians
Indiarubber
Individualists
Indoors
Induction (Latin, the act of leading in)
Indulgence
Inertia
Inexorable Logic of Facts (The)
Infallibility (of the Church of Rome)
Infamous
Infant