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British Indian, noun phrase

Obsolete except in historical contexts Especially during the years 1902–1910: one of Indian or Pakistani descent, resident in South Africa but claiming the protection due to a British subject.
1904 Indian Opinion in Bhana & Pachai Documentary Hist. of Indian S. Africans (1984) 96In spite of nearly two years of British rule, the Orange River Colony remains closed against British Indians, no matter what position they may occupy.
1976 B. Pillay Brit. Indians in Tvl 1885–1906 p.xiWhy then is the history of British Indians in the South African Republic, better known as the Transvaal, somewhat different from that of overseas Indians elsewhere in the empire?
one of Indian or Pakistani descent, resident in South Africa but claiming the protection due to a British subject.

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