If we are going to speak of ethnicity for people from India in the United States, the proper term according to the US Census is Asian Indian. The traditional term is East Indian. A frequent term is South Asian but Americans traditionally don’t think of people from India as Asian. Everyone, starting with VOA, needs to learn that the only “Indians” in America are American Indians. This matters because in historic government documents the term “Indian” is used for Native Americans. Furthermore, India has 17.5% of the world’s population, excluding those outside of India. Therefore, the VOA article below has been corrected to say Asian Indian, except where there are quotes.
Excerpt from the 2010 census. Hispanic is listed as a separate question.
From VOA News:
“Illinois Voters Choose Issues Over Identity
Last Updated: October 23, 2018 7:33 AM, by Esha Sarai
SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS —
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