Hindustani

See also: hindustani

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Hindi हिंदुस्तानी (hindustānī) / Urdu ہندوستانی(hindustānī), from Persian هندو(hendu, Hindu, Indian) + ستان(stān, land) + adjective suffix ی(ī). Equivalent to Hindustan +‎ -i.

AdjectiveEdit

Hindustani (comparative more Hindustani, superlative most Hindustani)

  1. (dated outside of South Asia) Related to India, varying historically from the entire Indian subcontinent to India north of the Deccan, especially the plains of the Ganges and Jumna.

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Hindustani (plural Hindustanis)

  1. (dated outside of South Asia) A person from India, varying historically from the entire subcontinent to India north of the Deccan, especially the plains of the Ganges and Jumna.

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Hindustani

  1. The language which constitutes the Hindi and Urdu registers.
  2. The Delhi dialect of that language.

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