Why did christopher Columbus call the inhabitants of a Caribbean island ''Indians''?
He called the inhabitants of the Caribbean "Indians" because he thought he was in the Indies. The natives were actually Tainos.
Did christopher Columbus name the Indians because he believe that the people were in-God meaning indios or Indians in the English language?
Native Americans is the name for the indigenous tribes in the Unites States. You could also call them American Indians or Indian. They are the original inhabitants of North America. The name "Indians" was a mistake made by Christopher Columbus, for he thought he had reached the Indies when he had actually reached the Americas.