Hindi

Hindi

[hin-dee]
noun
1.
the most widely spoken of the modern Indic vernaculars, especially its best-known variety, Western Hindi.
2.
a literary language derived from Hindustani, used by Hindus.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Hindi, Urdu, equivalent to Persian Hind, Hindu (compare Sanskrit Sindhu the river Indus; sense extended to “region of the Indus, Sind”) + suffix of appurtenance; replacing Hinduee < Persian Hinduī

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Hindi (ˈhɪndɪ)
 
n
1.  See also Hindustani a language or group of dialects of N central India. It belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and is closely related to Urdu
2.  a formal literary dialect of this language, the official language of India, usually written in Nagari script
3.  a person whose native language is Hindi
 
[C18: from Hindi hindī, from Hind India, from Old Persian Hindu the river Indus]

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