Hindu, Hindoo, Hindustani(noun)
a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
a person who adheres to Hinduism
Hindu, Hindi, Hindoo(adj)
of or relating to or supporting Hinduism
"the Hindu faith"
Same as Hindoo. This is now the more commonly used spelling.
A person adhering to the Hindu religion (Hinduism).
Any native inhabitant of Hindustan, especially one of the Dravidian or Aryan races.
Of, or relating to Hinduism, or to Hindus and their culture.
An origin of many religions including Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism.
a native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda
same as Hindoo
Origin: [Per. Hind, fr. Hind, Hindstn, India. Cf. Indian.]
Hindu refers to an identity associated with the philosophical, religious and cultural systems that are indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. As used in the Constitution of India, the word "Hindu" is attributed to all persons professing any Indian religion. In common use today, it refers to an adherent of Hinduism. There was no word or a mention of word 'Hindu' in any of the India's ancient scripts like Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas etc. to further reference this argument. The word Hindu is derived from Sindhu, the local name for the Indus river. With more than a billion adherents, Hinduism is the world's third largest religion. The vast majority of Hindus, approximately 940 million, live in India. Other countries with large Hindu populations include Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Fiji, United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada and the island of Bali in Indonesia.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Hindoo, hin′dōō, n. a native of Hindustan: now more properly applied to native Indian believers in Brahmanism, as opposed to Mohammedans, &c.—ns. Hin′duism, Hin′dooism, the religion and customs of the Hindus. [Sindhu, Sans. for Indus.]
The numerical value of Hindu in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Hindu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Hindu in a Sentence
More close to Hindu ceremonies.
It is a campaign to enforce Hindu rituals on all non-Hindus.
We teach yoga but have excluded the prayers and Hindu chants.
The incident is shocking, the Hindu mob felt they had a license to kill.
Killing or smuggling a cow is equivalent to raping a Hindu girl or destroying a Hindu temple.
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