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 (hĭn′do͝o-stä′nē, -stăn′ē)
A group of Indic dialects including the spoken form of Hindi-Urdu that function as a lingua franca throughout much of northern and central India.
Of or relating to Hindustan, its people, or the Hindustani language.


(ˌhɪndʊˈstɑːnɪ) or




1. (Languages) the dialect of Hindi spoken in Delhi: used as a lingua franca throughout India
2. (Languages) a group of languages or dialects consisting of all spoken forms of Hindi and Urdu considered together
3. (Languages) of or relating to these languages or Hindustan
4. (Peoples) of or relating to these languages or Hindustan
5. (Placename) of or relating to these languages or Hindustan


(ˌhɪn dʊˈstɑ ni, -ˈstæn i)

1. a standardized form of the Hindi language based on the speech of the Delhi region.
2. of or pertaining to Hindustan, its people, or their languages.
[1610–20; < Hindi, Urdu Hindūstānī < Persian, =Hindūstān region of the Indus, Sind (Hindū Hindu + stān country) + suffix of appurtenance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hindustani - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or IndiaHindustani - 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.Hindustani - a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi
Hindi - the most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it is the official language of India; usually written in Devanagari script
Adj.1.Hindustani - of or relating to or characteristic of Hindustan or its people or language


B. N (Ling) → indostaní m


Bewohner(in) m(f)Hindustans
(Ling) → Hindustani nt
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Somehow she was sorry for him and did not want him to lie awake, so she leaned against the bed and began to stroke and pat his hand and sing a very low little chanting song in Hindustani.
On opening it, they had found the contents to be written in a foreign language, which they rightly guessed at as Hindustani.
And all that trouble,' said he to himself, thinking as usual in Hindustani, 'for a horse's pedigree
A saying aptly describes the arrogance of the Purbias on the pay roll of the company thus: 'Hindustani baray shitani aakar aakar chalde ne [The mischievous Hindustanis walk with an arrogant swagger]'.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 12 (ANI): Former chief minister of Bihar and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi will join the dinner hosted for the Opposition parties by former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on March 13.
Shah Rukh Khan, reminiscing the fate of his production Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani which released on January 21 in 2000, says its failure led him to be stronger.
The largely-attended event was jointly organized by Osmania University Alumni Association and Hindustani Bazm-e-Urdu.
Tipu Sultan is not a Hindustani and if I do not agree to this mentality, then I become anti-national?
He wrote 43 travel books, poetry, translated 16 volumes of the Arabian Nights, two volumes of Latin poetry and six volumes of Portuguese literature, as well as books in Hindustani, Arabic and Sanskrit.
The prestigious Patiala Gharana, the family that sworn to carry on the traditional and classical aura of Hindustani music, saw another immaculate and faultless singer adding more shine, prestige and prosperity to their name.
uk ADIARY which reveals how Queen Victoria learned to write Hindustani is going on display to the public for the first time, English Heritage said.
The Hindustani classical vocalist felt such software -- which can correct pitch defects, among other things -- raised more of a toast to technology than to a person's musical talent.