Hin"doo, Hin"du (?; 277), n.; pl. Hindoos (#) or Hindus. [Per. HindU, fr. Hind, HindUstAn, India. Cf. Indian.]
A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda.
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