[hin-doo-stahn, -stan] /ˌhɪn dʊˈstɑn, -ˈstæn/
Persian name of India, especially the part N of the Deccan.
the predominantly Hindu areas of India, as contrasted with the predominantly Muslim areas of Pakistan.
the land of the Hindus, esp India north of the Deccan and excluding Bengal
the general area around the Ganges where Hindi is the predominant language
the areas of India where Hinduism predominates, as contrasted with those areas where Islam predominates
1610s, from Persian, literally “country of the Hindus;” see Hindu + -stan.
[hin-doo-stah-nee, -stan-ee] /ˌhɪn dʊˈstɑ ni, -ˈstæn i/ noun 1. a standard language and lingua franca of northern India based on a dialect of Western Hindi spoken around Delhi. Abbreviation: Hind. Compare (def 2), . adjective 2. of or relating to Hindustan, its people, or their languages. /ˌhɪndʊˈstɑːnɪ/ noun 1. the dialect of Hindi spoken in […]
/hɪnˈdʊtvə/ noun 1. (in India) a political movement advocating Hindu nationalism and the establishment of a Hindu state
[hahynd-werd] /ˈhaɪnd wərd/ adverb, adjective 1. .
hindwater hind·wa·ter (hĭnd’wô’tər) n.