- Maurice Ger·schon [gur-shuh n] /ˈgɜr ʃən/, 1891–1969, U.S. writer, born in Russia.
- 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 hindus
When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
A growing economy is a calming influence—for Hindus as much as for Muslims.Al Qaeda’s Desperation Could Be India’s Nightmare
September 6, 2014
In response, mobs of Hindus enacted widespread revenge throughout Delhi.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital
May 14, 2014
“If today someone stands up and says the exact same things about Jews, Hindus or Buddhists, I would be equally upset,” says Raza.Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech
Nadette De Visser
March 21, 2014
But on Sal Mal Lane, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Catholics live side by side in relative harmony.This Week’s Hot Reads: May 13, 2013
Mythili Rao, Sarah Stodola
May 13, 2013
Thus, the ancient Hindus were at first monogamous and later on became polygamous.The Sexual Question
So the boy and girl grew up as unsullied as Hindus ever are.Things as They Are
This was done, for instance, in some of the ancient treatises of the Hindus.College Teaching
The Hindus tell us that all things are either the "nita" or the "ita" message.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
The sect observe the Holi in a different way from other Hindus.
- 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 hindus
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.