- (North America slang) The term or pretindian is an amalgam of "pretend" and "indian". It has been used to describe individuals of european descent who desire to participate in the spritual practices / culture of indigenous peoples, especially American Indians. Some individuals take this as far as pretending to be members of Native American groups. The term in this context is most commonly used in a perjorative manner. The term Wannabe is also used. When native Americans use this term, they often pronounce it "wuh-KNOB-ee," giving the word a faux-Indian sound. The term "Generokee" is also used.
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