Definition of Indianness in US English:

Indianness

noun

  • See Indian

    • ‘Her Indianness began to be reflected in her clothes, her manner, her language and her attitudes, all of which are very similar to ours.’
    • ‘Is Indianness, then, a state of mind, or a badge of ethnicity?’
    • ‘‘He plays the sitar, he's very much in touch with Indian music and the Indianness,’ says the singer, musician and actor.’
    • ‘The trick with this genre is to make Indianness merely an identity and a background to a character, rather than the character itself.’
    • ‘Her Indianness does not relate through traditional, canonical or local folk and tribal art forms or imagery.’
    • ‘When I meet an Indian, I want to feel the Indianness.’