Hin·​di | \ ˈhin-(ˌ)dē How to pronounce Hindi (audio) \

Definition of Hindi

1 : a literary and official language of northern India
2 : a complex of Indo-Aryan languages and dialects of northern India for which Hindi is the usual literary language

Other Words from Hindi

Hindi adjective

First Known Use of Hindi

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hindi

Hindi & Urdu hindī, from Hind India, from Persian

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The first known use of Hindi was in 1801

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“Hindi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hindi. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Hindi

: an official language of India

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