Indians: Are People From India And The Indian Here In Canada The Same?

@tmnjyk (3486)
Canada
December 15, 2006 1:59am CST
I like the people from India. They are warm and hospitable people. Just like us Filipinos. But I wonder Are people from India the same as the Indian in Canada. I am confused. Indians in Canada are always referred to as First Nations.
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@budsr03 (2351)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Actually the indians you refer to are aboriginals or the first people here in Canada. I think it was Columbus the Explorer who took a wrong turn, landed in North America and thought he was in India, Hence the name Indians. My self I am Metis.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Ahhh I see.. thanks for the info. Yeah...that's what I thought. thank you:)+
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@Mahindan (563)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
No they are Native Indians who have been here long before the British arrived. Basically these people are the original owners of this great country. The arrived here from Asia by land about 5000 years ago. Hence the resemble like a person from Nepal.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Ohh really? I was told they are the original owner of Canada as well. Hmmm...and they don't pay taxes in Canada too???. I wonder if in the USA Indians don't pay taxes as well. It's unfair if only the non indians pay the taxes for the government of Canada. Thanks for the information.
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@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
15 Dec 06
Hasn't the indian population already been punished enough?? Most of them where murdered....
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
hmmm..I don't know about that:(+
@HerShe (2385)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
Hi. I am a Canadian. People from India are called East Indians. Indians fron the Caribean, I believe are called West Indians. First Nations People are Indians native to this counrty. I think the are called First Nations because that is exactly what they were, here first.
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
Aha! so meaning they are called first nations because they were first to came here? thanks for the information:)+
@babray06 (1787)
• India
15 Dec 06
Generally most of the Indians are by nature very warm and helpful and that is the reason that we had to suffer the most numbers of foreign agressions. But even then we have not changed our behavourial patterns. You are most welcome to visit India and find it out yourself.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Yes I've met a lot of Indian - from India who migrated in Canada. They are really warm and fun loving people. Very hospitable as well. Maybe I met the good:)+
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@Benito (158)
• India
15 Dec 06
Yes they are same
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
no they are not, look at the responsese from canadians:)+
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@shi_2000_21 (2681)
• India
15 Dec 06
Yeah there are lots of indians living in canada. Are you referring to them or somebody else. Indians whereever they are they will be warm to people of all other countries.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
I know some people Indians --- I mean from your country India --- that works in the immigration in Saskatchewan. They are really nice. They help me a lot in getting a family visa as well to my brother. Thank you:)+ So that is a plus to Indian. Just encountered a real sweetheart.
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@deebomb (15315)
• United States
15 Dec 06
this where columbus landed - cuba
The Indians of India and the americas are not the same peoples. It appears that the Indians of India were further along with their civilazation. There are many tribes of Indians in the Americas. They were called Indians by Columbus because he was looking for a short cut to the India of the far East for the spices. He landed in Cuba. Christopher Columbus, of course, thought he had arrived in the “Indies,” the medieval name for Asia. Using Marco Polo's Travels among other sources, Columbus calculated that his voyage would lead him to Cathay (China), Cipango (Japan), the Spice Islands (the Mollucas), and India. This surprised me, I always thought it must have taken at least 3 months or more for him to cross the ocean. On October 12,1492, after 33 days at sea, Columbus landed probably at beautiful Fernandez Bay
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
Wow!! Thank you so much! This one is very informative. Yeah they are the native Americans right?
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I really don't know about that, I thought Indians are Indians. what ever state they came from. I cannot elaborate on that, It would take a True Indian to talk about that discussion.
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
Yeah...and you are American ehheheh...no problem Marcie:)+
• Malaysia
19 Dec 06
Thanzz tmnjyk yes off cause the indians are warm and friendly but the tamils from the south india are more warm and humble people..
@kids91911 (4365)
• United States
17 Dec 06
No everybody is different.
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I love the people from India very much too and have made some good friends that are Indian. They are very intelligent and kind people and one in particular helped me when I was having health problems several years ago. I think they are the same for the most but they may have different beliefs or religions.
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I'm really sure about that. I don't live in Canada, so I can't help you there.
• India
16 Dec 06
I Am An Indian And If In Canada there are people of india then there will no change in their habbits watever indians are kind hearted but very good people not as selfish
@pikubk (168)
• India
16 Dec 06
Yes they are the same!! indians are very warm pple,u'll love to have a good relationship with them!!
@JBD189 (345)
• India
16 Dec 06
A Rose will always be a rose, in which ever country. So why should indians - from india and living in any other country be called otherwise.
• India
16 Dec 06
As an Indian I am feeling proud for your opinion. But I am not sure about the indians in Canada.Even I do not know whether they have already lose their indian tradition .