Hindi



[hin-dee] /ˈhɪn di/

noun
1.
the most widely spoken of the modern Indic vernaculars, especially its best-known variety, Western Hindi.
2.
a literary language derived from Hindustani, used by Hindus.
/ˈhɪndɪ/
noun
1.
a language or group of dialects of N central India. It belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and is closely related to Urdu See also Hindustani
2.
a formal literary dialect of this language, the official language of India, usually written in Nagari script
3.
a person whose native language is Hindi

1825 as an adjective; 1880 as a language name, from Hind “India” (see Hindu) + -i, suffix expressing relationship.

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