What does Hindu mean?

Definitions for Hindu
ˈhɪn duHin·du

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hindu, Hindoo, Hindustani(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India

  2. Hindu, Hindoo(adj)

    a person who adheres to Hinduism

  3. Hindu, Hindi, Hindoo(adj)

    of or relating to or supporting Hinduism

    "the Hindu faith"

GCIDE

  1. Hindu(n.)

    Same as Hindoo. This is now the more commonly used spelling.

Wiktionary

  1. Hindu(Noun)

    A person adhering to the Hindu religion (Hinduism).

  2. Hindu(Noun)

    Any native inhabitant of Hindustan, especially one of the Dravidian or Aryan races.

  3. Hindu(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Hinduism, or to Hindus and their culture.

  4. Hindu(ProperNoun)

    An origin of many religions including Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hindu(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Per. Hind, fr. Hind, Hindstn, India. Cf. Indian.]

  2. Hindu(noun)

    same as Hindoo

    Etymology: [Per. Hind, fr. Hind, Hindstn, India. Cf. Indian.]

Freebase

  1. Hindu

    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

  1. Hindu

    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.]

How to pronounce Hindu?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Hindu in sign language?

  1. hindu

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hindu in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hindu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Hindu in a Sentence

  1. Jasmeet Singh:

    While I was at school, other students were making fun of me. They were removing my turban, hitting me and calling me Hindu and kaffir (infidel).

  2. Maithripala Sirisena:

    While protecting the country's main religion Buddhism, we also protect the rights and freedom of Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic people in practicing their religion and create consensus among them to build up this country.

  3. Rafiq Ali:

    Why end the event with a Hindu prayer? the government can end it with the national anthem if they believe yoga belongs to India.

  4. Tuesday Naik:

    My praise of the Malaysian government for its Islamic and fair treatment of Hindu minorities is being twisted and misquoted to suit political gains and create communal rifts.

  5. Jishnu Basu:

    Killing or smuggling a cow is equivalent to raping a Hindu girl or destroying a Hindu temple.

Images & Illustrations of Hindu

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