Definition of Hindi in English:

Hindi

Line breaks: Hindi
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪndi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The most widely spoken language of northern India, with over 200 million speakers; one of the official languages of India. It is an Indic language derived from Sanskrit and is written in the Devanagari script.
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  • 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.

adjective

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Relating to Hindi.
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  • 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.

Origin

from Urdu hindī, from Hind 'India'.

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