- of or relating to Hindustan, its people, or their languages.
Also Hin·do·sta·ni [hin-doh-stah-nee, -stan-ee] /ˌhɪn doʊˈstɑ ni, -ˈstæn i/.
Origin of Hindustani
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Examples from the Web for hindustani
He heard them say in Hindustani: "Here is another of the regiments of shopkeepers."With Manchesters in the East
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They heard him chattering to Lalkhan in Hindustani as they went along the passage.
Tony understood Hindustani as well as and better than English.
The major appeared, speaking Hindustani very rapidly, his eyes closed.In Mesopotamia
The former could speak English and Portuguese; the latter neither, only Hindustani.Southern Arabia
Hindoostani Hindostani (ˌhɪndəʊˈstɑːnɪ)
- the dialect of Hindi spoken in Delhi: used as a lingua franca throughout India
- a group of languages or dialects consisting of all spoken forms of Hindi and Urdu considered together
- of or relating to these languages or Hindustan
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