a person, especially of northern India, who adheres to Hinduism.
of or relating to Hindus or Hinduism.
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- an·ti-Hin·du, adjective, noun
- non-Hin·du, noun, adjective
- pro-Hin·du, adjective, noun
- pseu·do-Hin·du, adjective, noun
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How to use Hindu in a sentence
In one episode, a young Muslim man wins a neighbourhood cricket match against his Hindu opponents.Netflix v Modi and the battle for Indian cinema’s soul | Konstantin Kakaes | March 24, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Narendra Modi—is also the figurehead of right-wing Hindu nationalism.The Farmers' Protests Are a Turning Point for India's Democracy—and the World Can No Longer Ignore That | Simran Jeet Singh | February 12, 2021 | Time
One of the men forced his way onto the stage and accused the stand-up, who is Muslim, of hurting Hindu sentiments.How An Indian Stand Up Comic Found Himself Arrested for a Joke He Didn't Tell | Sonia Faleiro | February 10, 2021 | Time
I asked Swami Tattwamayananda, the head of the Vedanta Society of Northern California in San Francisco and one of the world’s leading authorities on Hindu ritual and scripture, how he felt about Americans like me saying namaste.Why ‘Namaste’ Has Become The Perfect Pandemic Greeting | LGBTQ-Editor | September 30, 2020 | No Straight News
The timing of Apple’s direct-to-consumer entry in India comes right before India’s Hindu festival season, which is an especially lucrative time for mobile phone companies.Apple finally starts selling directly to customers in the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market | Grady McGregor | September 23, 2020 | Fortune
By which I mean, there are some Jews and the occasional Hindu or Muslim.
Buddhist and Hindu literature is rich with stories of disciples finally learning to surrender in this way.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor? | Jay Michaelson | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And while guru literally means “teacher,” in Hindu and Buddhist contexts, it often means much more.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor? | Jay Michaelson | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are Egyptian influences and an imitation Hindu temple.
The attendees throw colored powder around, not unlike the Hindu festival of Holi.
We can do as we like with Hindu and Mussalman so long as we leave their respective religions untouched.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The Hindu walks with a great deal of poise, in fact, very much like an elephant, but he also has the agility of the panther.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
The highest idea of the Hindu, as of the Buddhist, is to pass out into a sort of painless existence of nothingness.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
In Penloe is seen the interior life of the Hindu combined with the best practical thought of the West.A California Girl | Edward Eldridge
The Chinese and Hindu millions who would have starved to death, have been fed, and that's why they're with us to-day.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
British Dictionary definitions for Hindu
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
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