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Why were the aborigines present in America and Australia named as "Indians" also?


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There is no reason.
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These areas discovered were believed to be India and hence named Indians.
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C
These areas were inhabited by natives from India.
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D
These areas were originally part of India.
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The correct option is C These areas discovered were believed to be India and hence named Indians.
America and Australia were discovered by accident while discovering new sea routes to India and voyagers assumed themselves to have reached India.

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