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Hindi

[ hin-dee ]
/ ˈhɪn di /
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noun
the most widely spoken of the modern Indic vernaculars, especially its best-known variety, Western Hindi.
a literary language derived from Hindustani, used by Hindus.

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Origin of Hindi

First recorded in 1790–1800; from Hindi, Urdu, equivalent to Persian Hind, Hindu (compare Sanskrit Sindhu “river,” specifically the Indus river, with the extended sense “region of the Indus; Sind”) + a suffix indicating relationship or origin; replacing Hinduee, from Persian Hinduī; see also Sind
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British Dictionary definitions for Hindi

Hindi
/ (ˈhɪndɪ) /

noun
a language or group of dialects of N central India. It belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and is closely related to UrduSee also Hindustani
a formal literary dialect of this language, the official language of India, usually written in Nagari script
a person whose native language is Hindi

Word Origin for Hindi

C18: from Hindi hindī, from Hind India, from Old Persian Hindu the river Indus
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