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@...>
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