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Hindoo

[hin-doo] /ˈhɪn du/
noun, plural Hindoos, adjective
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Hindoo

/ˈhɪnduː; hɪnˈduː/
noun, adjective (pl) -doos
1.
an older spelling of Hindu
Derived Forms
Hindooism (ˈhɪndʊˌɪzəm) noun

Hindu

/ˈhɪnduː; hɪnˈduː/
noun (pl) -dus, -doos
1.
a person who adheres to Hinduism
2.
an inhabitant or native of Hindustan or India, esp one adhering to Hinduism
adjective
3.
relating to Hinduism, Hindus, or India
Word Origin
C17: from Persian Hindū, from Hind India; see Hindi
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Word Origin and History for Hindoo

old anglicized form of Hindu (q.v.).

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