Hindustani

noun
Hin·​du·​stani | \ ˌhin-dü-ˈsta-nē How to pronounce Hindustani (audio) , -ˈstä-nē \

Definition of Hindustani

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a group of Indo-Aryan dialects of northern India of which literary Hindi and Urdu are considered diverse written forms

Hindustani

adjective

Definition of Hindustani (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Hindustan or its people or Hindustani

First Known Use of Hindustani

Noun

1787, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hindustani

Noun

Hindi & Urdu Hindūstānī, from Persian Hindūstān India

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The first known use of Hindustani was in 1786

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Hindustan

Hindustani

hind wing

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“Hindustani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hindustani. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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