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Slur Represents Reason & Origins
ABCD Indians Means American Born Confused Desi (pronounced day-see). Used by Indians to describe American-born Indians who are confused about their culture. (Desi is slang for an ‘countryman’). Also BBCD – British Born Confused Desi.
Apna Indians Hindi/Punjabi slang meaning “our guy,” and referring to a male of their own race. “Apni” refers to Indian females. Used in areas of Punjabi immigrants.
Apu Indians Hindu character from The Simpsons. Before that, one of the most famous films out of India was the “Apu Trilogy.”
Babar Indians From the character Babar the Elephant. First appeared in the book “Babar the King” published in 1963 and made into a popular animated HBO show in the early 90’s. It’s about an Indian elephant character growing up.
Babu Indians Means “child” in Hindi.Getting multiple “definitions” for this word.
Bhindu Indians Similar to “hillbilly” or simpleton. Bindu is a Sanskrit word meaning drop. The word bindi, which is the typical “red dot” worn on the forehead of Indian men and women, comes from this word.
Bhrempti Indians Their pronunciation of the number 20.
Binder Indians slang for turbin
Bindi Indians From the dot that Hindu women wear on their foreheads.
Bipty Indians When an Indian gives you change at 7-11, they sound like they’re saying, “Here is one dollar and bipty cents.”
Boojie Indians Pronounced ‘boo-jee’; refers to all the 7-11 workers of the world.
Buttonhead Indians Due to the red dot on many Hindu’s foreheads.
Chara Indians A South African term for Indians. Not as derogatory as coolie
Cow-Kisser Indians For the worship of cows in India.
Curry Indians Derivative of Curry Muncher etc.
Curry-Muncher Indians They eat Curry.
D.I.P. Indians Dumb Idiotic Punjab
Dot Knot Indians Dot (red dot on forehead) Knot (turbins on Punjabs)
Dot/Dot-Head Indians Refers to the “bindi” (dot) on their foreheads. The dot’s significance relates to the marital status of an indian female. Red dot: married; Black dot: single.
Dottie Indians Indians are the smart ones that put the “dot” in “.com”
Elephant Jockey Indians Elephants were a popular mode of transport in Victorian and Pre-Victorian Asia
Etch Indians Some say their music sounds like etch-a-sketch.
Gandhi Indians Famous Indian.
Ganesh Indians A hindu god.
Gas Pumper Indians Most gas station are owned and operated by Indians
Ghinder Indians Origins are unknown. The generally accepted derivative is from the ultimate ghinder, Mahatma Gandhi.
Gupta Indians A former Hindu dynasty.
Habib Indians Indian name. Used in the TV show Married With Children where a gas attendant was an Indian.
Hadji Indians Reference to a youthful East Indian side-kick character named Hadji from the ’70s Saturday-morning cartoon, “Johnny Quest”
Halee Halaa Indians Manner in which they speak used by Latin Americans
Hamilton Indians Rhyming slang in Scotland from a Scottish soccer team called Hamilton Academicals. This is shortened to Hamilton Accies (Akkies) a derogatory name for Indians.
Higger Indians Hindus who act Black.
Indonigger Indians Indian who tries to be black, or is darker in skin.
Jab Indians Short for Punjab, a region of India.
Julab Indians Means “wet shit” in Hindi/Punjabi
Kaek Indians Thais, living in Thailand, refer to the Indians (who have been in Thailand for at least 200 years, I think) as Kaeks, which means “guest” in Thai. Take a hint, already, guys! The word may also be spelled “kak” or any other way you like, since Thais use a different “alphabet.” However, “kaek” is pronounced to rhyme with “crack.”
Kaliali Indians Malu is actually short for “Maliali” which is spelled Malayalee. Specifically South Indians from the state of Kerala in India
Kalu Indians Indian acting like a black person
Kumar Indians From the movie ‘Harlad and Kumar go to White Castle’, Kumar is the Indian character
Kuthi Indians Means ‘Bitch’ In Punjabi
Macaca Indians Derived from the word “monkey.” Famously used by Republican U.S. Senator George Allen during his 2006 re-election campaign.
Madrasis Indians The biggest city in South India used to be called Madras(now Chennai).
Mahout Indians Literally means “Elephant Driver” but was turned into a popular racial slur around 1997 when a lot of Indains began to move onto Long Island.
Mangosteen Indians The mangosteen is a fruit that grows in the East Indies and is black on the outside but white on the inside. Refers to Indians who have forgotten their heritage.
My Friend! Indians Started by the constant greetings of the clerks of a deli as they greet customers.
Napkin Nigger Indians Obvious reasons.
Paki Indians Short for Pakistani. Often not derogatory when used. In The UK many Indians and Pakistanis have been lumped under the same term. It’s *much* more of a slur to Indians
Patel Indians Means “Innkeeper” or “Motel Owner”. Pal is a name of rich, land owning Indians. It means landowner. It’s a slur because only the rich Indians would come to western countries years ago, a flood of patels.
Pindunderjip Indians From the joke; What is an East Indian that got hit by a truck called? Answer; Pindunbderjip or Pinned under jeep.
Pull-Start Indians Reference to pulling their turbans off their heads.
Punjab Indians Punjab is the Indian character from “Little Orphan Annie.” Also represents the Punjab region of India (near the Punjab river). When the British took over India, they used it as a derogatory term for the natives there.
Push-Button Indians Refers to the caste-mark (dot) on their foreheads. Push-Start also.
Reset Indians Comes from the common red dot on an Indian’s forehead, resembling the reset button on many electronics
Sanjay Indians Apu’s co-worker on the Simpsons is named Sanjay
Slurpee Jockey Indians Reference to convenience store franchises
Spice Rubber Indians Because they use massive spices in their cuisine and they rub them on their bodies.
Swami Indians A Hindu religious teacher.
Target Indians The dot on their head looks like a laser sight.
Taxi Driver Indians The famous New York taxi drivers
Thank You Come Again Indians A phrase made popular by stereotypical Indian convenience store owner Apu on The Simpsons.
Turbinator Indians Seekh Indians wear turbans because their religion dictates that they may not cut hair