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Blend of Hindi +‎ English.

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  1. A variety of English spoken by native Hindi speakers, using many Hindi words or constructions.
    • 1997 August 16, Sue Gaisford, "Radio: The soul of a nation finds utterance at last," Independent (UK) (retrieved 18 Jan 2018):
      English still has a place, though usually in the form of Hinglish, a blend of Hindi and "the sort of language used by Rex Harrison and David Niven".
    • 2003 December 14, Amy Waldman, "In India, a New Heyday for English (the Language)," New York Times (retrieved 18 Jan 2018):
      "Today, young Indians in the new middle class think of English as a skill." . . . Many mix Hindi and English—Hinglish, it is called—often switching in midsentence.
    • 2014 January 19, Shobita Dhar, "Hindi fiction writes a new story," Times of India (retrieved 18 Jan 2018):
      However, a small band of writers is creating a niche for prose in everyday spoken Hindi and Hinglish, with contemporary themes and characters who are ambitious, bold and tech-savvy.

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