The term Anglo-Indian
can refer to at least two groups of people: those with mixed Indian and British ancestry and people of British/English descent born or living in India. The latter sense is now mainly historical, but confusions can arise. The Oxford English Dictionary
, for example, gives three
possibilities: "Of mixed British and Indian parentage, of Indian descent but born or living in Britain or of English descent or birth but living or having lived long in India". People fitting the middle definition are more usually known as British Asian or British Indian. This article focuses primarily on the modern definition, a distinct minority community of mixed Eurasian ancestry, whose native language is English.