Definition of Sindhi in English:

Sindhi

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪndi
 
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noun (plural Sindhis)

1A native or inhabitant of Sind.
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  • The discussion on minorities in Pakistan has drifted aimlessly into defining Baluchis, Sindhis and Pashtuns as minorities and Pakistan as seething cauldron under Punjabi domination.
  • There are also several distinct ethnic and linguistic groups in Pakistan, including Pathans, Punjabis, Sindhis, and Baluchis.
  • Rural Sind is populated mainly by Sindhis, but the big cities, such as Karachi and Hyderabad, have been settled largely by Mohajirs, Urdu-speaking Muslims who migrated from India.
2 [mass noun] The Indic language of Sind, used also in western India and having about 18 million speakers.
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  • Urdu and Sindhi are those unfortunate languages that have no home of their own.
  • Modern Baluchi shows borrowings from Persian, Arabic, Sindhi, and other languages.
  • It is correct that this area spoke one language, Sindhi; this is confirmed by many Muslim geographers.

adjective

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Relating to the province of Sind or its people, or the Sindhi language.
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  • She recalled the terror felt even in remote villages and the anguish of having to suppress her Sindhi identity, language and clothing.
  • Aptly called Samjhautha, the festival showcases some of the Pakistani chef's specialities: Lahori lamb chops, Peshawari rotis and Sindhi mutton biryani.
  • Born in London to Sindhi parents, the young actress who spent two years in Bombay as a child, says the film has made her much more politically aware than she used to be.

Origin

from Persian and Urdu sindī, from Sanskrit sindhu 'river' (specifically the Indus).

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