- 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.
Origin of Hindi
Examples from the Web for hindi
Contemporary Examples of hindi
The most notorious enforcers of honor codes are unelected “village councils,” referred to as khap panchayats in Hindi.How India’s Honor Culture Perpetuates Mass Rape
July 14, 2014
In Hindi, dhoom means blast, and this movie may indeed be a blast.‘Dhoom 3’ Review: Bollywood’s Baffling Blockbuster
December 31, 2013
Locals used to teach British officers Arabic, Hindi, Urdu and Persian.The Taliban’s Letter to Malala Yousafzai
The Daily Beast
July 17, 2013
“Badmashi” means a “goon” in the Urdu and Hindi parlance of the subcontinent.Perry Has a Point About the Marines Video vs. the Daniel Pearl Video
Asra Q. Nomani
January 19, 2012
UPDATE, Dec. 18, 2011: In Urdu and Hindi, languages of India and Pakistan, the word for "drama" is "tamasha."Veena Malik, FHM Cover Model, Found Safe After Disappearance
Asra Q. Nomani
December 18, 2011
Historical Examples of hindi
It is a copious and beautiful language, second only to Hindi.
I have used instead one of the two Hindi versions of the book.A Guide to Health
Translated into Hindi from the Bengali recension of the Sanskrit.Akbar
P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
His speech is generally in Hindi, but he converses easily in any language.Autobiography of a YOGI
Chahda fired one shot after another, muttering to himself in Hindi.The Golden Skull
- 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
1825 as an adjective; 1880 as a language name, from Hind "India" (see Hindu) + -i, suffix expressing relationship.