الهند

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian هند(hend), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu, a river, stream). It's one of the Arabic country names which require the definite article ال(al-).

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Proper noun[edit]

الْهِنْد (al-hindf

  1. (feminine) India (the country)
  2. (masculine) East Indians (the people)

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “هند”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN