What Are People From India Called?

The nationality of people from India, the land of spiced curry, Kathak dance and the Taj Mahal, is Indian. With a country population of just over 1.2 billion as of 2014, Indians speak a host of tongues and have 15 official languages that include Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and English.

With its long and colorful history, India has changed rapidly over time from a settlement in the Indus Valley in 2600 B.C.E. to a British colony in 1619 and an independent country in 1947. Notable Indians in history include the late Mahatma Gandhi, an inspirational liberationist, the late Mother Teresa and the late Ravi Shankar, a music maestro and composer.