Definition for hindus (2 of 2)
Origin of Hindu
Examples from the Web for hindus
When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A growing economy is a calming influence—for Hindus as much as for Muslims.
In response, mobs of Hindus enacted widespread revenge throughout Delhi.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital|William O’Connor|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But on Sal Mal Lane, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Catholics live side by side in relative harmony.
“Hindus and Muslims can [n]ever evolve a common nationality,” Jinnah had declared in 1940.Why Pakistan's Mohammed Ali Jinnah Was No Nelson Mandela|Kapil Komireddi|April 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately the ancient and copious literature of the Hindus presents extremely little of historic value.
Hindus are guided by the race of Brahmins, who in turn are guided by no one.The Hearts of Men|H. Fielding
Let but the English be destroyed, and then we will see what the Hindus have to say.Barclay of the Guides|Herbert Strang
During the days of ceremonial impurity the man is treated as other Hindus treat their women on such occasions.
The Hindus are a suicidal race; the reverse of the occidental conception, suicide is a quick and glorious route to Heaven.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for hindus
noun plural -dus or -doos
Word Origin for Hindu
Word Origin and History for hindus
1660s, from Persian Hindu (adjective and noun) "Indian," from Hind "India," from Sanskrit sindhu "river," specifically the Indus; hence "region of the Indus," gradually extended across northern India. The Hindu Kush mountain range is said to mean literally "Indian killer," and was said to have been the name given by the Persians to a pass where their Indian slaves had perished in winter, but this is likely folk etymology.