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


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