Definition of Gond in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡɒnd/
Pronunciation: /ɡəʊnd/

noun (plural same)

1A member of an indigenous people living in the hill forests of central India.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Relating to the Gond or their language.
Example sentences
  • 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.



noun & adjective


From Sanskrit goṇḍa.

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