Hindustani

Hindustani

[hin-doo-stah-nee, -stan-ee]
noun
1.
a standard language and lingua franca of northern India based on a dialect of Western Hindi spoken around Delhi. Abbreviation: Hind Compare Hindi ( def 2 ), Urdu.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Hindustan, its people, or their languages.
Also, Hindoostani, Hindostani.


Origin:
1610–20; < Hindi, Urdu < Persian, equivalent to Hindūstān region of the Indus, Sind (Hindū Hindu + stān country) + suffix of appurtenance

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Hindustani, Hindoostani or Hindostani (ˌhɪndʊˈstɑːnɪ, ˌhɪndəʊˈstɑːnɪ)
 
n
1.  the dialect of Hindi spoken in Delhi: used as a lingua franca throughout India
2.  a group of languages or dialects consisting of all spoken forms of Hindi and Urdu considered together
 
adj
3.  of or relating to these languages or Hindustan
 
Hindoostani, Hindoostani or Hindostani
 
n
 
adj
 
Hindostani, Hindoostani or Hindostani
 
n
 
adj

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