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swadeshi

Line breaks: swa|deshi
Pronunciation: /swaˈdɛʃi/

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Definition of swadeshi in English:

adjective

Indian
(Of manufactured goods) made in India from materials that have also been produced in India: so much that is swadeshi is of poor quality

Origin

via Hindi from Sanskrit svadeśīya 'of one's own country', from sva 'own' + deśa 'country'; used originally with reference to a nationalist movement advocating Indian-made products.

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