What is Hindi?

  • (noun): The most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it is the official language of India; usually written in Devanagari script.
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Hindi, or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi and also known as Manak Hindi, High Hindi, Nagari Hindi, and Literary Hindi, is a standardised and sanskritised register of the Hindi-Urdu language. It is the native language of people living in Delhi, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh, northeastern Madhya Pradesh, and parts of eastern Rajasthan, and is one of the official languages of the Republic of India. But many non-native speakers from other parts of India, too, understand it easily because it is close to their native languages that, just like Hindi, originated from Sanskrit. These languages have common roots and the native speakers of several regional Indian languages find it easier to understand the more Sanskritised form of Hindi.

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Harcharan Chawla
5, 2001) (Urdu ہرچرن داس چاولہ Hindi हरचरण दास चावला) was an Urdu writer ... Indian subcontinent and Norway by translating Norwegian stories into Urdu and Hindi and South Asian work into Norwegian ... En kjærlighedshistorie into Hindi and Urdu and Indian Foreteller, a compilation of stories by Indian writers into Norwegian ...
Erika Mustermann - Hindi - Places
... Jhumri Telaiya (झूमरी-तलैया), a mining town situated in Jharkhand, was famous for its connection with Vividh Bharati, a national radio broadcast ... A large number of song requests on the Vividh Bharati programmes would come from Jhumri Telaiya, however many used to doubt its existence, believing it to be an imaginary place ...
Nishikant Kamat - Filmography
... Aat Gharat (Marathi) 2004 - Hava Aney Dey (Hindi) (Actor) 2005 - Dombivali Fast (Marathi) (Director) 2007 - Evano Oruvan (Tamil) (Director) 2008 - Mumbai Meri Jaan (Hindi) (Director) 404 Error ...
Faisal Saif - Filmography
... Year Film Language Notes 2006 Jigyaasa Hindi (Released on 10 March 2006) 2006 Come December Hindi, English (Festival Film) Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Award Winner ...
Hindi - Sample Text
... The following kanjars is a sample text in High Hindi, of the Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (by the United Nations ...

More definitions of "Hindi":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or supporting Hinduism.
    Synonyms: Hindu, Hindoo