- a person, especially of northern India, who adheres to Hinduism.
- of or relating to Hindus or Hinduism.
Origin of Hindu
Examples from the Web for hindu
By which I mean, there are some Jews and the occasional Hindu or Muslim.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan
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Buddhist and Hindu literature is rich with stories of disciples finally learning to surrender in this way.
And while guru literally means “teacher,” in Hindu and Buddhist contexts, it often means much more.
There are Egyptian influences and an imitation Hindu temple.The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand
November 20, 2014
The attendees throw colored powder around, not unlike the Hindu festival of Holi.Viral Video of the Day: Other Uses for GoPro
August 26, 2014
I hired here, at a good price, a Hindu cabriolet, from a Kachmyrian.The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ</p>
This town, a little ancient Hindu town, is two hours journey from Dohnavur.
But everywhere all over India it is, to every orthodox Hindu, part of his very self.
December 16, 1903, was spent by three of us in a rest-house on the outskirts of a Hindu town.
A Hindu in a town in the northern part of our district lay dying.
- a person who adheres to Hinduism
- an inhabitant or native of Hindustan or India, esp one adhering to Hinduism
- relating to Hinduism, Hindus, or India
Word Origin and History for hindu
1660s, from Persian Hindu (adjective and noun) "Indian," from Hind "India," from Sanskrit sindhu "river," specifically the Indus; hence "region of the Indus," gradually extended across northern India. The Hindu Kush mountain range is said to mean literally "Indian killer," and was said to have been the name given by the Persians to a pass where their Indian slaves had perished in winter, but this is likely folk etymology.