swadeshi

noun, often capitalized swa·de·shi \swäˈdāshē, -deshē\

Definition of swadeshi

plural

-s

  1. :  a movement for national independence in India boycotting foreign goods and encouraging the use of domestic products — compare khaddar swaraj

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Origin and Etymology of swadeshi

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


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