Definition of Gond in English:

Gond

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Pronunciation: /gɒnd
 
, gəʊnd
 
/

noun (plural same)

1A member of an indigenous people living in the hill forests of central India.
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  • The term Gond refers to tribal peoples who live all over India's Deccan Peninsula.
2 [mass noun] The Dravidian language of the Gond, with several highly differentiated dialects and about 2 million speakers.
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  • The fledgling dialect of Gondi is perhaps the latest to make an entry into the world of music industry.
  • The word Ghusadi in Gondi means multi-coloured plume (ghu = colours, sadi = plume).
  • There are many major languages like Gondi, which is a tribal language and is not even written down, but is spoken by 4 million people.

adjective

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Relating to the Gond or their language.
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  • Well, Ghusadi is a dance of Gond tribals of Adilabad.
  • But they also acted as unofficial legal advisers to the Gond tribals.
  • That villagers liked TV images was beyond doubt as was evident from what Devubai, a Gond woman, said.

Origin

from Sanskrit goṇḍa.

Derivatives

Gondi

noun & adjective

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