Hin"doo*sta"nee, Hin"du*sta"ni (?), a. [Hind. Hindustani an Indian, fr. Hind. and Per. Hindustan India.]
Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language.
The language of Hindostan; the name given by Europeans to the most generally spoken of the modern Aryan languages of India. It is Hindi with the addition of Persian and Arabic words.
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