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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.
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(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
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(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]
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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
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B. N (Ling) → indostaní m
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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. Their object in coming to me was, of course, to have the letter translated to them.
'And all that trouble,' said he to himself, thinking as usual in Hindustani, 'for a horse's pedigree!
(56) The Hindustani hub at Dunlop Street became a focal point for new migrants who upon arrival made their way there to look for other kinsmen, accommodation and job opportunities:
There will be several half-day courses during March at Henley College in Henley Road, Bell Green, Coventry, in both English, Hindustani and Bengali.
One of the strengths of the study is that Martinez succeeds in demonstrating a harmony between this thicket of theoretical concepts and the practice of Hindustani music today.
Based on usage by population, following is the list of major languages in descending order: Chinese, English, Hindustani, Russian, Spanish, Indonesian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Bengali, Mahli and Italian.
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A jugalbandi is a performance in Indian classical music, especially the Hindustani classical music, that features a duet of two solo musicians.
'We played the title song of the Bollywood film Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. And somehow one of our technicians found graphics of the Indian flag to be shown in the background while the song played.
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class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddlespan xml:lang="EN-GBIt has announced that a trio of Hindustani instrumental music's great maestros has been signed to perform and show its divine musical skills at a once-in-a-lifetime concert in Nairobi.