Hindoostani
Hindoostanee Hin"doo*sta"nee, Hindoostani Hin"doo*sta"ni, Hindustani Hin"du*sta"ni, a. [Hind. Hind[=u]st[=a]n[=i] an Indian, fr. Hind. and Per. Hind[=u]st[=a]n India.] Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language. -- n. The language of Hindustan; the name given by Europeans to the most generally spoken of the modern Aryan languages of India. It is Hindi with the addition of Persian and Arabic words. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hindoostani — /hin doo stah nee, stan ee/, n., adj. Hindustani. Also, Hindostani /hin doh stah nee, stan ee/. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hindoostani — /hɪnduˈstani/ (say hindooh stahnee) adjective, noun → Hindustani …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hindoostani — noun a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi • Syn: ↑Hindustani, ↑Hindostani • Derivationally related forms: ↑Hindustani (for: ↑Hindustani) • Hypernyms: ↑Hindi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hindoostanee — Hin doo*sta nee, Hindoostani Hin doo*sta ni, Hindustani Hin du*sta ni, a. [Hind. Hind[=u]st[=a]n[=i] an Indian, fr. Hind. and Per. Hind[=u]st[=a]n India.] Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language. n. The language of Hindustan; the name… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hindostani — n. Same as {Hindustani}. See {Hindoostanee}. Syn: Hindustani, Hindoostani. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hindustani — Hindoostanee Hin doo*sta nee, Hindoostani Hin doo*sta ni, Hindustani Hin du*sta ni, a. [Hind. Hind[=u]st[=a]n[=i] an Indian, fr. Hind. and Per. Hind[=u]st[=a]n India.] Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language. n. The language of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hindustani — n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India. Syn: Hindu, Hindoo. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi. See {Hindoostanee}. Syn: Hindoostani, Hindoostanee, Hindostani. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guildhall, London — Coordinates: 51°30′57″N 0°05′31″W / 51.5159°N 0.092°W / 51.5159; 0.092 …   Wikipedia

  • Hindustani — /hin doo stah nee, stan ee/, n. 1. a standard language and lingua franca of northern India based on a dialect of Western Hindi spoken around Delhi. Abbr.: Hind Cf. Hindi (def. 2), Urdu. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Hindustan, its people, or their… …   Universalium

  • Hindustani — /hɪnduˈstani/ (say hindooh stahnee) noun 1. the spoken language used as a lingua franca of northern India during the Mogul period, based on the native Indic dialect of Delhi with Persian and Arabic influences. Compare Hindi, Urdu. –adjective 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

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