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Should Indian be recognized separately from Asian?

Yes, there is no point in counting India in Asia either through culture, geography, history or ethnicity.

India sits in its own continental plate and has a distinct culture. It has not ruled East Asia nor ruled by it. It is larger than Europe in population and it is plain Euro-centrism to see Europe as distinct from Asia [when they are a part of the same continental plate], but India as a part of Asia. India would satisfy every criteria to be a continent – large population [larger than other continents], separate continental plate, distinct cultural & linguistic groups and so on.

Source: NASA. The Indian Plate.

The Americans are often using the correct terminology by calling out the Asians, Indians and the Arabs distinctly [all of these are separate plates and separate cultural groups]. In UK, also this distinction is more common. I guess it is just a matter of being exposed to more of outside world.

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