Hindoostani

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hindoostani a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hindoostani Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. Hindūstānī, an Indian, fr. Hind. and Per. Hindūstān, India

Usage

In literature:

They had no swords, but Hindoostany ones, and of these very few.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
No difference can be more marked than between the Hindoostani and the Malay.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Once acclimatised, a Hindoostani seems able to stand anything.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone
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