Definition of Hindostani
1. Noun. A form of Hindi spoken around Delhi.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hindostani
Literary usage of Hindostani
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers by William Edward Winks (1883)
"... THE SHOEMAKER WHO TRANSLATED THE BIBLE INTO BENGALI AND Hindostani. ... and shall always be so until the Bible is published in Bengali and Hindostani, ..."
2. The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories: A Geographical Account by Frederic Drew (1875)
"Dogri differs considerably from Hindostani (that dialect of India which has, under British rule, become the most diffused of all), but whether or not in ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"For to sec Hindostani. Another form of the future has i or A for its characteristic letter, and is the only one employed in G. Thus, ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Hindostani is by origin a dialect of Western Hindi, and it is first of all necessary to explain what we mean by the term " Hindi " as applied to language. ..."
5. The Cambrian Journal by Cambrian Institute, Tenby, Wales, Cambrian Institute (Tenby, Wales), Wales Cambrian Institute (Tenby (1854)
"The groundwork of Hindi and Hindostani is the Hindawi, the language of ... One moiety of Hindostani words are Persian, a Sanscrit dialect, or Arabic, ..."