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Hindu

or Hin·doo

[ hin-doo ]
/ ˈhɪn du /
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noun

a person, especially of northern India, who adheres to Hinduism.

adjective

of or relating to Hindus or Hinduism.

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Origin of Hindu

1655–65; <Persian Hindū Indian (adj., noun), equivalent to Hind (see Hindi) + adj. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM Hindu

non-Hindu, noun, adjectivepro-Hindu, adjectivepseudo-Hindu, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Hindu

Hindu

Hindoo

/ (ˈhɪnduː, hɪnˈduː) /

noun plural -dus or -doos

a person who adheres to Hinduism
an inhabitant or native of Hindustan or India, esp one adhering to Hinduism

adjective

relating to Hinduism, Hindus, or India

Word Origin for Hindu

C17: from Persian Hindū, from Hind India; see Hindi
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