proper noun (Hindustanis)
- (dated) A person from India (historically the entire Indian subcontinent).
- An informal (colloquial) language made by blending of Hindi and Urdu languages.
Etymology: From Hindustani àààààààààààà / (ur-Arab, ÛÙÙÙÛ) (hindustÄnÄ) < Persian (fa-Arab, ÙÙ) (hend = Hindu) + Persian (fa-Arab, Ù) (stÄn = land) + adjective suffix (fa-Arab, Û) (Ä) resulting in (hendustÄnÄ = land of the Hindus) < hend is derived from Sanskrit àààààà (sindhu), Sanskrit name for the Indus River.
- (dated) Related to India, or historically the entire Indian subcontinent.
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