- Hindi Bha·rat [buh-ruht] /ˈbʌ rʌt/. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950. 1,246,880 sq. mi. (3,229,419 sq. km). Capital: New Delhi.
- a subcontinent in S Asia, occupied by Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Republic of India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sikkim.
Origin of India1
- a word used in communications to represent the letter I.
Origin of India2
Examples from the Web for india
But a 2011 study of genetic evidence from 30 ethnic groups in India disproved this theory.
Are the Brogpas of Kashmir in India really the last bastion of purebred Aryans?
She has had clients from all over the world, including Ireland and India, who are drawn to her via word of mouth and her website.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
The trouble is, Pakistan kept losing its wars with India and is indeed no match for India.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
He was far from expecting to meet him on shipboard bound to India.Brave and Bold
They were both just back from India, and natty-lookin' chaps as you ever saw.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
If Egypt were their object, before I could hear of them they would have been in India.
The information which by this means reached India was of great importance.
What he wanted to know was the precise area of India in square miles.American Notes
- a republic in S Asia: history dates from the Indus Valley civilization (3rd millennium bc); came under British supremacy in 1763 and passed to the British Crown in 1858; nationalist movement arose under Gandhi (1869–1948); Indian subcontinent divided into Pakistan (Muslim) and India (Hindu) in 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth in 1950. It consists chiefly of the Himalayas, rising over 7500 m (25 000 ft) in the extreme north, the Ganges plain in the north, the Thar Desert in the northwest, the Chota Nagpur plateau in the northeast, and the Deccan Plateau in the south. Official and administrative languages: Hindi and English; each state has its own language. Parts of the SE coast suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Religion: Hindu majority, Muslim minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: New Delhi. Pop: 1 220 800 359 (2013 est). Area: 3 268 100 sq km (1 261 813 sq miles)Hindi name: Bharat
- communications a code word for the letter i
Word Origin and History for india
Old English, from Latin India, from Greek India "region of the Indus River," later used of the region beyond it, from Indos "Indus River," from Old Persian Hindu, the name for the province of Sind, from Sanskrit sindhu "river." The more common Middle English form was Ynde or Inde, From French (see Indies). India began to prevail 16c., perhaps under Spanish or Portuguese influence.