New answers tagged demonyms
No, it is not, and it should not be capitalized.
Portuguese needs capital letter in this situation.
Names of languages are always capitalized in English, unlike in some other languages. This is true whether the name of the language is part of a compound or not.
Unless the indigenous people of the U.S. have formed some attachment to the misidentification foisted upon them by the earliest European visitors, the term American Indian ought to be replaced by something to indicate their prior status as sole owners and inhabitants of the turf that comprises the U.S. Autochthon (n), autochthonous (adj), aborigine (n) and ...
Call him "Hindustani". India is also known as "Hindustan" and people residing there called Hindustani. This word is not very popular but downright correct for people who are from India.
You can say 'an Indian national' if you want to refer to a citizen of India. This also excludes those who were originally Indian but are now citizens of other countries, but this case you can use hyphenated labels (British Indian, Canadian Indian, Indian Australian, etc). I noticed though that you mentioned the Indian subcontinent. 'Indian national' is ...
There are numerous constructions to characterize inhabitants of locales. Often the location name is kept intact, but sometimes there are minor modifications, such as dropping a final e, to make the construction easier. Sometimes the change is more dramatic (such as Liverpudlian). Suffixes for inhabitants include -er -ier -eer -an -ian -ite Which will ...
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