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By definition it should refer to those who are from or trace their ancestry to India, but is also commonly used in the U.S. and Canada to refer to indigenous/native peoples of North America.

The term is commonly thought to have begun with the misconception by Christopher Columbus that the Caribbean islands were the islands of the Indian Ocean (known to Europeans as the Indies) which he had hoped to reach by sailing west across the Atlantic. Even though Columbus’ mistake was soon recognized, the name stuck and for centuries the native people of the Americans were collectively called Indians.

American Indian is the most common and politically correct modern term for indigenous American peoples, particularly in legal/official language. “Indian” or “Indian American” can connote people from or who trace their heritage to India, however "Indian" is still widely used to refer to natives, particularly in contexts where it is unlikely to be confused with people from India. In general, native people prefer the term American Indian to Native American, though the latter is in common use and the terms are basically interchangeable. “Indian” is a rather collective term that disregards the cultural/geographical diversity of the peoples it refers to, thus the best descriptor is to refer to specific tribes by their tribe name (e.g. “he is Cherokee”).

In Canada, where East Indians outnumber those of aboriginal ancestry, the term First Nation is commonly used.
I lost all my money at the casino to those Indians.
by PCone November 14, 2009

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Used to describe a person with slanted eyes (east Asians).
Go back to your on country you cunt eyed gook!
by PCone November 14, 2009

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Used in North America, to refer to an American Indian (Native American) who is "red on the outside, white on the inside". It is used primarily by other American Indians to indicate someone who has lost touch with their cultural identity, similar to terms such as banana and Oreo.
Dancing-Buffalo left the reservation, changed his name to Chris and stopped coming to powwows. He's an apple.
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A confusing term and increasingly politically correct term that is legally undefined, but generally refers to the indigenous peoples (the "first peoples") of Canada. The use of the term Native American is uncommon in Canada; though technically correct (as Canada is part of the North American continent), Native American generally refers more specifically to indigenous peoples of the United States. Native Canadian is not commonly used, but terms such as natives and autochthones (Canadian French) are.

Technically, First Nation discludes those of Inuit or Metis descent, though all these groups constitute "Aboriginal peoples" in Canada.

The term is rarely used in the United States in reference to the native peoples inhabiting its borders.
What do you think of those first nations getting all of those benefits from the government, eh?
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A predominantly UK expression which originally was a children's literature character and type of black doll but which eventually became to be used as a jibe against people with dark skin (black people), most commonly Afro-Caribbeans.
Naomi Campbell reportedly assaulted a British Airways employee after he referred to her as a "Golliwog supermodel".
by PCone November 14, 2009

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a black person. Used most often in the UK, referring to the generalization that a common physical feature among black people is having "thick lips".
Look, thicklips, stop jiggabooing around and stay outta jail.
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A racial slur referring to Australian aboriginals. It is related to the Australian English slang word bung, meaning "dead, infected, dysfunctional". It is highly offensive.

In New Zealand, the term (commonly, boonga) is used to refer to a Pacific Islander.
White Trash Aussie: AY LETS THROW ANOTHA BOONG ON THA BAHBEE! FUCKING BOONGS GIT BECK TO YA DEHTY HUTS!!
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