Pronunciation: (hin"doo-stä'nē, -stan'ē), [key]
a standard language and lingua franca of northern India based on a dialect of Western Hindi spoken around Delhi. Abbr.: Hind Cf. Hindi (def. 2), Urdu.
of or pertaining to Hindustan, its people, or their languages. Also,Hindoostani,Hindostani.
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