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Origin of the Indian Name in America

Origin of the Indian Name in America


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The Indian denomination was attributed to the inhabitants of America by the colonizers, who for a long time called America the West Indies. This denomination, besides reflecting the colonizer's view, generalizes and unifies different national groups, erasing the specificities of each nation. Despite these drawbacks, it is widely used because it is consecrated as a reference to peoples who already lived - a few still live - in pre-Columbian America.