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[hin-dee] /ˈhɪn di/

the most widely spoken of the modern Indic vernaculars, especially its best-known variety, Western Hindi.
a literary language derived from Hindustani, used by Hindus.
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
a formal literary dialect of this language, the official language of India, usually written in Nagari script
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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