A somewhat derrogatory term for people from India
or their decendents.
Tanmaya and Chinmaya are pubars with tradtional pubari names.
Use is sometimes analagous to the "N" word. When used by whites, especially the English, the term is very offensive to Indians. However, when used among Indians the term is an expression of friendship and brotherhood. Examples include, "Hey, what's up Pubar?"; "Yo, Pubs (pronounced pooh-bs)"; "You're my pubar, son."
One who is neither white nor black, but somewhere in between. Usually, however, the term is used only to refer to people from, or with ancestors from, India.
"Look! It's a tanman!"
"Hey, what's up tanman Tino."
Similarly, "Hey, it's the tan brothers, Tino and Chino."
Usage note: When used between friends, regardless of their racial statuts, it is considered a term of friendship. However, when used incisively, the term is, of course, interpreted in that way.