Indian: 2 definitions


Indian means something in the history of ancient India, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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India history and geography

Source: Google Books: The Kilaya Nirvana Tantra and the Vajra Wrath Tantra (history)

The Indians were perceived by the ancient Tibetans as their revered role models, especially with regard to Tantric texts.—In studying the production of esoteric Buddhist Tantric texts in the early years of post-imperial Tibet, roughly between the start of the ninth century and the end of the tenth century, we are quite possibly also gaining at least a few useful insights into the way in which Buddhist Tantric texts were produced in India. It would not be surprising if the Indian pre-history of the famous Sanskritic Tantras of the gSar ma pa period turned out to share at least some similar features with the origins of the Tibetan-composed rNying ma pa Tantras. The two traditions were after all contemporaneous, and the Tibetans clearly took the Indians as their revered role models in every respect. But while the Indian historical record is comparatively thin, much more evidence survives in Tibet.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Indian in Ivory Coast is the name of a plant defined with Xylopia aethiopica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Xylopicrum aethiopicum Kuntze (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève (1832)
· African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM/African Networks on Ethnomedicines. (2008)
· Bothalia (1983)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1782)
· Fitoterapia. (2004)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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