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Swadeshi

[swuh-dey-shee] /swəˈdeɪ ʃi/
noun
1.
a political movement in British India that encouraged domestic production and the boycott of foreign, especially British, goods as a step toward home rule.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Hindi or Bengali svadesī, equivalent to sva- self, own + desī native
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Swadeshi

/swəˈdeɪʃɪ/
adjective
1.
(in present-day India) produced within the country; not imported
noun
2.
(in British India) the encouragement of domestic production and boycott of foreign goods as part of the campaign for independence
Word Origin
C20: from Bengali svadesī, from Sanskrit svadeśin, from sva one's own + deśa country
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