Native American / American Indian
I was hoping to find Native American / American Indian surname options on this site. It looks like there is every ethnicity as a search option except this one. Just curious why that is. Are there not than many? Or are they perhaps included under an existing category?
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There may not be any listed to put into a category. There are some in use, like Inola (badger), but almost all native Americans have English, Spanish or French surnames. It's a matter of naming culture - in cultures with a large number of unique names in use, family names (even the family has a name) are not used for individuals; on the other hand if cultures where family/clan name is paramount, the number of individual names may diminish and even disappear (especially for women).
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