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n. pl. han·u·mans
Any of various terrestrial monkeys of the genus Semnopithecus of southern Asia, having a gray body and a black face. Also called gray langur.

[Hindi hanumān, from Sanskrit Hanumān, a monkey-god in Hindu mythology, from hanumān, having a large jaw, from hanu, jaw; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Animals) (sometimes not capital) another word for entellus
2. (Hinduism) the monkey chief of Hindu mythology and devoted helper of Rama
[from Hindi Hanumān, from Sanskrit hanumant having (conspicuous) jaws, from hanu jaw]
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Noun1.Hanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of RamaHanuman - in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage
2.Hanuman - langur of southern Asiahanuman - langur of southern Asia; regarded as sacred in India
langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia
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KARACHI -- Recent construction work at the historic Shri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Soldier Bazaar has resulted in unearthing of several idols and other artefacts that may help in determining the origin of the temple said to be over 1,500 years old, it emerged on Monday.
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In yet another instance of Hindutva terrorism, a mob in the Indian state of Jharkhand thrashed and lynched a Muslim man for refusing to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' (hail the deity Ram) and 'Jai Hanuman' (hail the deity Hanuman).
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As M'Baku, leader of the Jabari tribe challenges T'Challa for the leadership of Wakanda, he utters the phrase, "Glory to Hanuman," before they commence combat.
All the roles that I have played till date had a certain get-up be it Hanuman or now as Balwinder Singh in '21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897'," said Vikram.
The team has sent a constable named Hanuman Singh as decoy customer to ascertain actual status and activities of the offenders," Tiwari informed.
Maharashtra, July 29 -- The popular mythological show Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman on Sony Entertainment Television has been attracting the viewers with its captivating concept.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who visited New Delhi in mid-September, had first mooted the Hanuman Bridge during his earlier tenure as prime minister from 2001 to 2004 when, interestingly, there was a Bharatiya Janata Party government in India.