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Hin·du

 (hĭn′do͞o)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Hinduism.
2. Of or relating to the Hindus and their culture.
n.
An adherent of Hinduism.

[Persian Hindū, from Hind, India; see Hindi.]

Hindu

(ˈhɪnduː; hɪnˈduː) or

Hindoo

n, pl -dus or -doos
1. (Hinduism) a person who adheres to Hinduism
2. (Hinduism) an inhabitant or native of Hindustan or India, esp one adhering to Hinduism
adj
(Hinduism) relating to Hinduism, Hindus, or India
[C17: from Persian Hindū, from Hind India; see Hindi]

Hin•du

(ˈhɪn du)

n., pl. -dus,
adj. n.
1. an adherent of Hinduism.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to Hindus or Hinduism.
[1655–65; < Persian Hindū Indian (adj., n.) =Hind (see Hindi) + adj. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hindu - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or IndiaHindu - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
Hindustan - northern region of India where Hinduism predominates
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
brahman, brahmin - a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas; "originally all brahmans were priests"
Kshatriya - a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste
Rajpoot, Rajput - a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
Shudra, Sudra - a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste
Vaisya - a member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes
2.Hindu - a person who adheres to Hinduism
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
swami - a Hindu religious teacher; used as a title of respect
chela - a Hindu disciple of a swami
Hare Krishna - worshipper of Krishna and member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Shaktist - worshipper of Shakti
Shivaist - worshipper of Shiva
Vaishnava - worshipper of Vishnu
saddhu, sadhu - (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man
sannyasi, sannyasin, sanyasi - a Hindu religious mendicant
Adj.1.Hindu - of or relating to or supporting Hinduism; "the Hindu faith"
Translations
hinduistahinduistický-kahind
hinduhinduistisk
hinduhindulainen
hinduisthinduistički
hindu
hindúi
ヒンズー教のヒンズー教徒
힌두교도힌두교도의
induistasinduizmas
hinduisma-hinduists
hindhinduistický
hinduhinduisk
แขกที่นับถือศาสนาฮินดูชาวฮินดู
HindistanlıHinduHintli
người theo đạo Hinduthuộc đạo Hindu

Hindu

[ˈhɪnˈduː]
A. ADJhindú
B. Nhindú mf

Hindu

[ˈhɪnduː hɪnˈduː]
nHindou(e) m/f
adjhindou(e)
a Hindu temple → un temple hindou

Hindu

adjhinduistisch; Hindu peopleHindu(s) pl
nHindu m

Hindu

[ˈhɪnˈduː] adj & nindù (m/f) inv

Hindu

(hinˈduː) noun, adjective
(of) a person who believes in, and lives according to the rules of, the religion of ˈHinduism.

Hindu

هِندُوسِيّ, هِندوسِيّ hinduista, hinduistický hindu, hinduistisk Hindu, hinduistisch Ινδουϊστής, ινδουϊστικός hindú hindu, hindulainen hindou hinduist, hinduistički indù ヒンズー教の, ヒンズー教徒 힌두교도, 힌두교도의 hindoe hindu, hinduistisk Hindus, hinduski hindu индуист, индуистский hindu, hinduisk แขกที่นับถือศาสนาฮินดู, ชาวฮินดู Hindu người theo đạo Hindu, thuộc đạo Hindu 印度人, 印度人的
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