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What do you call the indigenous people of the Americas?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by carmen510, Mar 27, 2011.

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What do you call them?

  1. Indians

    36 vote(s)
    29.0%
  2. Amerindians

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. Native Americans/natives

    60 vote(s)
    48.4%
  4. Indigenous people/population (of the Americas)

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. (American) Aboriginals

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. Other (please specify)

    8 vote(s)
    6.5%
  7. Who cares what you call them?

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Esckey

    Esckey Deity

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    First Nations, Metis, or Inuit. Depending on the person that is
     
  2. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    You're such an anti-racist (you're against races)
     
  3. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I like you. I'd like you even more if you didn't translate the above opinion into being against the idea of hate speech.
     
  4. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Sure it is, because those things do not exist as genetic categories.
     
  5. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    I usually refer to them by the specific tribe name if possible. The rest of the time I most often go with Native Americans, unless around someone (like my uncle Alan) who gets offended by political correctness. American Indians is fine too. Amerindians just sounds stupid and pretentious.
     
  6. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    This is news to me.

    India from Greek: Ἰνδία, "region of the Indus river" or something. That's the general translation, whether or not that's what it means to the peeps on the ground is something else entirely.
     
  7. onedreamer

    onedreamer Dragon

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    I wonder if you two confirmed that a Pakistani living in Pakistan isn't West Pakistani?
     
  8. onedreamer

    onedreamer Dragon

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    There's only a little big shortage in your reasoning. A black man can be born Norwegian without the need to become one. That is all it takes to be Norwegian :D
     

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