Definitions for Hindiˈhɪn di
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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
Hindu, Hindi, Hindoo(adj)
of or relating to or supporting Hinduism
"the Hindu faith"
Of or relating to the Hindi language.
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.
Origin: From هندی, from هند, from सिन्धु + Persian adjectival suffix ی-.
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
Origin: [Prop. a Per. adj. meaning, Indian, Hindoo.]
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. As of 2009, the best figure Ethnologue could find for speakers of actual Hindustani Hindi was 180 million in 1991. In the 2001 Indian census, 258 million people in India reported Hindi to be their native language. However, this number included millions of people who were native speakers of related languages but who thought of their speech as a dialect of Hindi.
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