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    What is a yellow-green colour?

    What does it mean by yellow-green, is that green colour which tends to yellow or vice versa?
    What about Indian-American

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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    :) Yes, I would say that yellow-green can be thought of of a yellowish green. If you say "yellow car" it's obvious, right? So I think the "green" is being modified by "yellow".

    An Indian American is a person from India who is also an American citizen.
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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    Or a person of Indian heritage who is an American.

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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    You mean somebody who was born in America but is originally an indian.
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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    You mean somebody he was born in America but is originally an indian.
    Someone who was born in America whose parents (or earlier ancestors) are from India.

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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    What about Indian-American?
    Are you sure you don't mean American Indian?

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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    Someone who was born in America is an American. Their ancestry might be Indian but their nationality (ie their passport) is American.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Someone who was born in America is an American. Their ancestry might be Indian but their nationality (ie their passport) is American.
    That's true in terms of nationality. But in the US many people do identify with their ethnic or racial groups. While others decry "hyphenated Americans."

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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    That's true in terms of nationality. But in the US many people do identify with their ethnic or racial groups. While others decry "hyphenated Americans."
    Yes, it is confusing. I am an American-Indian (my grandmother was a native, or an Indian). My friend is a Japaneses-American (his parents came from Japan) and I used to work for an Iranian-American (he was born in Iran and immigrated to the United States). We had customers who came from India (Indian-Americans, or, Indians). I have friends (Mexican-Americans) who tell me that I should be careful with using the word "American" to only mean those people who live in the United States as Mexico is also part of the Americas.

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    Re: What is a yellow-green colour?

    In some contexts, everyone in the western hemisphere is an "American." Like the new pope is the first American pope.

    But the term is more usually used to speak of citizens of the USA. Especially when used by such.

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