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Hindi Dictionary and Phrasebook

Hindi Dictionary and Phrasebook

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Hindi Dictionary and Phrasebook

Paperback - 275pp

Hindi is the 2nd many generally spoken code in the globe with over 300 million native speakers, based on the World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2002. It is regarded as the 2 official languages of India. This Dictionary & Phrasebook comprises a ideal introduction to the code for the traveler, student, or anybody who desires to communicate with Hindi speakers. It presents the Hindi script with a comprehensive pronunciation guide and simple grammar. Each entry in the extensive two-way dictionary involves the script and romanized Hindi. The book moreover contains cultural info (like the truth that eating with all the left hand is considered rude) and a section on issues a traveler could encounter. Todd Scudiere holds a master's degree in South Asian research within the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a graduate of the American Institute of Indian Studies' Advanced Hindi Language Program in Varanasi, India. Currently he is following a master's degree in library & info research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

About the Hindi Language

Hindi�is the name provided to an�Indo-Aryan language, or perhaps a dialect continuum of languages, spoken in northern and central India (the "Hindi belt"), It is the nationwide code of India.

The native speakers of�Hindi�dialects between them account for 40% of the Indian population (1991 Indian census). Standard Hindi is regarded as the 22 official languages of India, and is utilized, together with English, for management of the central government. Standard Hindi is a Sanskritized register derived within the khari boli dialect. Urdu is a different, Persianized, register of the same dialect. Taken together, these registers are historically sometimes known as�Hindustani.

"Hindi" as the expression for a code is selected in at least 4 different but overlapping senses:

1. defined regionally, Hindi languages, i.e. the dialects native to�Northern India

in a narrower sense, the Central zone dialects, divided into Western Hindi and Eastern Hindi in a wider sense, all languages native to north-central India, stretching from Rajasthani in the west and Pahari in the northwest to Bihari in the east.

2. defined historically, the literary dialects of Hindi literature, that is, historic territorial guidelines including Braj Bhasha and Avadhi.
3. defined as a single standard code, Modern Standard Hindi, or "High Hindi", that is, very Sanskritized Khari boli
4. defined politically, Hindi is any dialect of the area that is not Urdu. This use originates in the Hindi-Urdu controversy in the 19th century, and is the fact that adopted by the official Indian census (as of 1991), including as Hindi a broad range of dialects of the Hindi belt (adding as much as a fraction native speakers of 40% of the total population), but lists Urdu as a separate code (with 5.8% native speakers).

The word Hindī is of Persian origin and virtually signifies "Indian", comprising Hind "India", and the adjectival suffix -ī. The word was initially chosen by Muslims in north India to refer to any Indian language: for illustration the eleventh-century author Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī utilized it to refer to Sanskrit. By the 13th century, "Hindi", together with its variant types "Hindavi" and "Hindui", had acquired a more particular meaning: the "linguistically mixed speech of Delhi, which came into broad employ across north India and included a component of Persian vocabulary". It was later utilized by members of the Mughal court to distinguish the localized vernacular of the Delhi area where the court was situated from Persian, which was the official code of the court.

Evidence within the 17th century indicates that the code then called "Hindi" existed in 2 differing styles: among Muslims it was liable to contain a greater component of Persian-derived words and will be created down in a script derived from Persian, while among Hindus it utilized a vocabulary more influenced by Sanskrit and was created in Devanagari script. These designs eventually developed into contemporary Urdu and contemporary Hindi respectively. But the term "Urdu" wasn't utilized until around 1780: before then the term "Hindi" can be utilized for both reasons. The use of "Hindi" to designate what would today be called "Urdu" continued as late as the early twentieth century. Nowadays Hindī as taken to signify "Indian" is chiefly obsolete; it has come to particularly refer to the language(s) bearing that name.


Hindi Dictionary and Phrasebook

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