[Ads-l] Antedating of "American Indian"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 27 01:48:50 UTC 2015

American Indian (OED 1702)

1684 Samuel Butler _Hudibras_ 216 (Early English Books Online)  The _American Indians_ call a great Bird they have, with a white head a _Penguin_; which signify's the same thing in the _Brittish_ Tongue.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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