Definition of Hindustani in English:
1A group of mutually intelligible languages and dialects spoken in NW India, principally Hindi and Urdu.
- They speak, Urdu or Hindustani regardless of the local languages of an Indian State in which they happen to live and thrive.
- Even though Dr. Joshi knows chaste Hindi, he spoke in Hindustani peppered heavily with Urdu words.
- Therefore, no credit at all except for some vocabulary is given to Turkish languages in the history of development of Urdu, Hindi or Hindustani.
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Relating to the culture of NW India: Hindustani classical music
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- When the emphasis is on patrons and court culture, a limited reading of Hindustani music is inevitable.
- A great admirer of Lata Mangeshkar, Shalini is passionate about Carnatic and Hindustani music besides Western classical.
- The book's closing story, for example, is about Mohanji, a gentle and gifted singer trained in classical Hindustani music.
Definition of Hindustani in:
- US English dictionary