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Syllabification: Hin·di
Pronunciation: /ˈhindē

Definition of Hindi in English:


A form of Hindustani written in Devanagari and with many loanwords from Sanskrit, an official language of India, and the most widely spoken language of northern India.
Example sentences
  • Though Hindi is the official language in almost all of India's states, many people do not speak or understand it.
  • She does not realise that in India Urdu is called Hindi, and Urdu and Hindi are the same language.
  • It is home to people of different national origins whose first languages include Somali, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.


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Of or relating to Hindi.
Example sentences
  • I phonetically learn lyrics of Hindi songs and I am an avid admirer of Shahrukh Khan's eyebrows.
  • Like me, Umerbhai liked old Hindi films, particularly their melodious music.
  • He wants to tickle the funny bone of the audience with either his histrionics or by mimicking the legends of Hindi cinema.


from Urdu hindī, from Hind 'India'. See Indus1, Sindhi.

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