Why Did Columbus Call Native Americans Indians?

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When Christopher Columbus first discovered America, he thought that he was in some part of the East Indies, therefore he called the natives 'Indians' as the people in the Indies were referred to at that time. The name stuck and remained part of history since and was eventually accepted by the natives.
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