Hindi Speakers

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Hindi-Urdu Phonology - Consonants - External Borrowing
... Loanwords from Sanskrit reintroduced /ɳ/ into formal Modern Standard Hindi ... are seen as a defining feature of Urdu, although these sounds officially exist in Hindi and modified Devanagari characters are available to represent them ... and Portuguese loanwords, are now considered well-established in Hindi indeed, /f/ appears to be encroaching upon and replacing /pʰ/ even in native (non-Persian, non-English) Hindi words ...

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