Hindian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hind +‎ -ian, or a conflation of Hindi or Hindu and Indian. The term seems to have been coined several times independently.

Noun[edit]

Hindian (plural Hindians) or Hindian (uncountable)

  1. In the context of resistance to British colonialism, a native Indian, especially a Hindustani (plural often same as singular)
  2. In the context of Hindu nationalism, a native Indian of whatever religion, as a person of Hindu culture
  3. A town and district in Khuzistan, Iran, now Hendijan
  4. An old name for the Zohreh River separating Khuzistan and Bushehr provinces, named after the town