"Desi" means someone from the surrounding areas of India
, as well. This would include such regions as Bangladesh
. From my understanding, "desi" translates to "native" in Hindi
. This, of course, means very little out of context, for asking someone if they are a "native
" is relative to what geographical region they are referencing. The context is provided by the language itself. Great how that works out, eh?
"Desi" is also the first name of Lucille Ball's husband and inventor of the three camera technique in television, Desi Arnaz.
And as you may have guessed it, I am neither a desi or Desi Arnaz.