Kash·​miri kash-ˈmir-ē How to pronounce Kashmiri (audio)
plural Kashmiris or Kashmiri
: an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Kashmir
: a native or inhabitant of Kashmir

Examples of Kashmiri in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within days of his appointment, about a dozen students were charged with sedition after being accused of displaying slogans supporting a Kashmiri man hanged by India over a deadly attack on Parliament. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2024 Protests broke out in Srinagar, the region's main city, with at least three pro-India Kashmiri political parties staging demonstrations against the killings. Aijaz Hussain The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 24 Dec. 2023 Those objections staved off action for a full year while the Indian army unit continued to spread disinformation that put Kashmiri journalists in danger. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 But the judgment will disappoint many in Kashmir, including the region’s main pro-India Kashmiri politicians who had petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse the deeply unpopular decision, which was imposed under an unprecedented security and communication clampdown that lasted many months. Aijaz Hussain, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Dec. 2023 After the Modi government stripped the region of its limited autonomy and imposed a monthslong communication blackout in 2019, the crackdown on Kashmiri journalists intensified. Aakash Hassan, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Nov. 2023 Start the evening with an order of the Kashmiri duck birria tacos, one of the dishes exclusive to the Los Angeles location. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 In her 2010 speech, posted online, Roy spoke about Kashmiri efforts to seek justice, in part for the mass exodus of Hindus from Muslim-majority Kashmir in the early 1990s amid increasing violence. Tara Subramaniam, CNN, 12 Oct. 2023 Suman Nalwa, a spokeswoman for the New Delhi police, said the government had approved charges against Ms. Roy and the Kashmiri law professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a move required for certain crimes in India. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kashmiri was in 1880

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“Kashmiri.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kashmiri. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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