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Hindustan

[ hin-doo-stahn, -stan ]
/ ˌhɪn dʊˈstɑn, -ˈstæn /
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noun
Persian name of India, especially the part N of the Deccan.
the predominantly Hindu areas of India, as contrasted with the predominantly Muslim areas of Pakistan.
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Origin of Hindustan

First recorded in 1610–20; from Hindi, Urdu Hindustān, from Persian Hindūstān, literally, “country of the Hindus”; cf. Hindi
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British Dictionary definitions for Hindustan

Hindustan
/ (ˌhɪndʊˈstɑːn) /

noun
the land of the Hindus, esp India north of the Deccan and excluding Bengal
the general area around the Ganges where Hindi is the predominant language
the areas of India where Hinduism predominates, as contrasted with those areas where Islam predominates
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