Definitions for Hindiˈhɪn di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hin•diˈhɪn di(n.)

  1. an Indo-Aryan language of N India, having equal status with English as an official language throughout India.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Hindi:

1790–1800; < Hindi, Urdu Hindī= Pers Hind India (cf. Skt Sindhu the river Indus; sense extended to “region of the Indus, Sind”) + suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hindi(adj)

    the most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it is the official language of India; usually written in Devanagari script

  2. Hindu, Hindi, Hindoo(adj)

    of or relating to or supporting Hinduism

    "the Hindu faith"

Wiktionary

  1. Hindi(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Hindi language.

  2. Hindi(ProperNoun)

    A language spoken in the Northern States of India. Also spoken in Fiji, Guyana and as a second language by Indians in many other countries. The word Hindi is borrowed from Persian into other languages.

  3. Origin: From هندی, from هند, from सिन्धु + Persian adjectival suffix ی-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hindi(noun)

    the name given by Europeans to that form of the Hindustani language which is chiefly spoken by native Hindoos. In employs the Devanagari character, in which Sanskrit is written

Freebase

  1. Hindi Language

    Hindi, or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi, is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language. Hindustani is the native language of most people living in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan. Modern Standard Hindi is one of the official languages of India. Hindi is the fourth-most-widely spoken language in the world, but this includes not only Hindu speakers of Hindustani, but also people who identify as native speakers of related languages who consider their speech to be a dialect of Hindi, the Hindi belt. In the 2001 Indian census, 258 million people in India reported Hindi to be their native language; as of 2009, the best figure Ethnologue could find for speakers of actual Hindustani Hindi was 180 million in 1991.


Translations for Hindi

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

turkey(noun)

a kind of large farmyard bird.

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