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Re: NEWS: MicroSoft's Spanish language problems

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 20, 2002, 14:17
Thomas R. Wier scripsit:

> I'm not sure that there's any consistent term in American > English for the autochthonous peoples of the Americas who > live south of the Rio Grande. I would think they'd be called > by the term that the speaker normally uses for the indigenous > peoples north of the border.
I agree. When Robert Beltran was cast as Chakotay on _Star Trek: Voyager_, there were complaints that a Native American should have been cast, as the character, though born off-Earth, is of that ethnic origin. Beltran pointed out that like most Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, he *is* partly of indigenous origin. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> Charles li reis, nostre emperesdre magnes, Set anz totz pleinz ad ested in Espagnes.