swadeshi

noun

swa·​de·​shi
swäˈdāshē,
-deshē
plural -s
often capitalized
: a movement for national independence in India boycotting foreign goods and encouraging the use of domestic products compare khaddar, swaraj

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit svadeśin native, national, from sva one's own + deśa country

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“Swadeshi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swadeshi. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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