Desi

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi देसी (desī, national) / Urdu دیسی (desī, national).

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Adjective[edit]

Desi (comparative more Desi, superlative most Desi)

  1. Of or pertaining to the culture, people, or products of India; Indian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • For South Asians abroad, it has become a term that mainly identifies other fellow Indians.
    e.g.: Desi food refers to South Asian food like rice, daal, chappati etc.
  • Desi dance can refer to the popular dances in the movies to Punjabi dance, bhangra to classical dances like Bharathnatya, Kuchipudi etc.

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Noun[edit]

Desi (plural Desis)

  1. A member of the South Asian diaspora.
    • 2011 August, Shagorika Easwar, "Hello ji!" (editor's column), Desi News (Canada), vol. 15, issue 8, p. 8:
      Desis from the United States have an accent; those from Canada, another.

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