Hindustani meaning

hĭndo͝o-stänē, -stănē
A group of Indic dialects including the spoken form of Hindi-Urdu that function as a lingua franca throughout much of northern and central India.
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Of or relating to Hindustan, its people, or the Hindustani language.
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A major dialect of Western Hindi, used as a lingua franca throughout N India.
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Of Hindustan or its people, language, or culture.
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(dated) Related to India, or historically the entire Indian subcontinent.
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(dated) A person from India (historically the entire Indian subcontinent).
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The name of the language which constitutes the Hindi and Urdu registers.
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Origin of hindustani

  • From Hindustani हिन्दुस्तानी / ہندوستانی (hindustānī), from Persian هند (hend, “Hindu”) + Persian ستان (stān, “land”) + adjective suffix ی (ī).

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