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See also: india, Indïa, Índia, and índia

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India

  1. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

EnglishEdit

 
A map of the Republic of India, with claims in light green.
 
Flag of India.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old English India, Indea, from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river), of uncertain origin.

Compare Middle English Inde and Ynde from Old French Ynde (original form started to prevail in the 16th century), Persian هند (hend, India), Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ĭnʹdēə, IPA(key): /ˈɪndi.ə/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

India (plural Indias)

  1. A country in South Asia, official name Republic of India.
  2. (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) An area of land in Southern Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent.
  3. (historical, often "British India") A territory of the British Empire, chiefly comprising the modern day countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma.
  4. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Usage notesEdit

When discussing the pre-modern history of South Asia, naming the entire subcontinent India is common. For discussing the current states, which include the Republic of India, this can cause offense and confusion and is usually avoided with the terms Indian Subcontinent or South Asia.

At times when multiple countries existed in South Asia, these have sometimes been pluralised as Indias or Indies. The word Indies survives in some place names such as East Indies and West Indies but is otherwise obsolete.

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AsturianEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

India f

  1. India (country)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.diˌaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: In‧di‧a

Proper nounEdit

India n

  1. India (country)

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FaroeseEdit

 
Republic of India

EtymologyEdit

From Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus River), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (Persian هند (Hend)) from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

India n

  1. India

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative India
Accusative India
Dative India
Genitive India

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Fiji HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Proper nounEdit

India

  1. India
    Synonyms: Bharat, Hindustan

HungarianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈindiʲɒ]
  • Hyphenation: In‧dia

Proper nounEdit

India

  1. India

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative India Indiák
accusative Indiát Indiákat
dative Indiának Indiáknak
instrumental Indiával Indiákkal
causal-final Indiáért Indiákért
translative Indiává Indiákká
terminative Indiáig Indiákig
essive-formal Indiaként Indiákként
essive-modal
inessive Indiában Indiákban
superessive Indián Indiákon
adessive Indiánál Indiáknál
illative Indiába Indiákba
sublative Indiára Indiákra
allative Indiához Indiákhoz
elative Indiából Indiákból
delative Indiáról Indiákról
ablative Indiától Indiáktól
Possessive forms of India
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Indiám Indiáim
2nd person sing. Indiád Indiáid
3rd person sing. Indiája Indiái
1st person plural Indiánk Indiáink
2nd person plural Indiátok Indiáitok
3rd person plural Indiájuk Indiáik

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Proper nounEdit

An India f (genitive na hIndia, nominative plural na hIndiacha)

  1. India
    Synonym: Poblacht na hIndia

Usage notesEdit

Always preceded by the definite article.

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
India nIndia hIndia not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • India” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • Entries containing “India” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

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Proper nounEdit

India f (plural Indie)

  1. India
  2. (in the plural): the Indies

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LatinEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, the Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river), of uncertain origin.

Proper nounEdit

India f (genitive Indiae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) India (a region of South Asia)
  2. (New Latin) India (the modern country in South Asia)

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular
Nominative India
Genitive Indiae
Dative Indiae
Accusative Indiam
Ablative Indiā
Vocative India

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MalagasyEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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Proper nounEdit

India

  1. India

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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India

  1. India

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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India

  1. India

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India f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Índia

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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India f

  1. India (country)

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈindja/, [ˈĩn̪d̪ja]

Proper nounEdit

India f

  1. India

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English India.

Proper nounEdit

India

  1. India
    Synonyms: Uhindi, Hindi