India

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See also: india, Indïa, Ìndia, Índia, and índia

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English India

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

India

  1. Code word for the letter I in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.3, Figure 5–1

English[edit]

A map of the Republic of India, with claims in light green.
Flag of India.
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Etymology[edit]

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From Old English India, Indea, from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu), ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river).

Compare Middle English Inde and Ynde from Old French Ynde (original form started to prevail in the 16th century), Persian هند(hend, India), Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ĭnʹdēə, IPA(key): /ˈɪndi.ə/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

India (plural Indias)

  1. A country in South Asia. Official name: Republic of India.
  2. (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) An area of land in Southern Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent.
  3. (historical, often "British India") A territory of the British Empire, chiefly comprising the modern day countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Burma.
  4. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  5. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

When discussing the pre-modern history of South Asia, naming the entire subcontinent India is common. For discussing the current states, which include the Republic of India, this can cause offense and confusion and is usually avoided with the terms Indian Subcontinent or South Asia.

At times when multiple countries existed in South Asia, these have sometimes been pluralised as Indias or Indies. The word Indies survives in some place names such as East Indies and West Indies but is otherwise obsolete.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hawaiian: ʻĪnia, ʻInia

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Asturian[edit]

Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Proper noun[edit]

India f

  1. India (country)

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Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India (a country in Asia)

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India (a country in Asia)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.diˌaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: In‧di‧a

Proper noun[edit]

India n

  1. India (country)

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Faroese[edit]

Republic of India

Etymology[edit]

From Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus River), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (Persian هند(Hend)) from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

India n

  1. India

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative India
Accusative India
Dative India
Genitive India

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Fiji Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hindi इंडिया (iṇḍiyā)

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India
    Synonyms: Bharat, Hindustan

Galician[edit]

Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia gl

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Proper noun[edit]

India f

  1. India

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Hungarian[edit]

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 India on Hungarian Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈindijɒ]
  • Hyphenation: In‧dia
  • Rhymes: -jɒ

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India (a country in South Asia; official name: Republic of India)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative India
accusative Indiát
dative Indiának
instrumental Indiával
causal-final Indiáért
translative Indiává
terminative Indiáig
essive-formal Indiaként
essive-modal
inessive Indiában
superessive Indián
adessive Indiánál
illative Indiába
sublative Indiára
allative Indiához
elative Indiából
delative Indiáról
ablative Indiától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Indiáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Indiáéi
Possessive forms of India
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Indiám
2nd person sing. Indiád
3rd person sing. Indiája
1st person plural Indiánk
2nd person plural Indiátok
3rd person plural Indiájuk

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch India, from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu), ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɪndia̯]
  • Hyphenation: In‧dia

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India:
    1. A country in South Asia. Official name: Republic of India.
    2. (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) An area of land in Southern Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent.
    3. (historical, often "British India") A territory of the British Empire, chiefly comprising the modern day countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Burma.
    4. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

An India f (genitive na hIndia, nominative plural na hIndiacha)

  1. India
    Synonym: Poblacht na hIndia

Usage notes[edit]

Always preceded by the definite article.

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
India nIndia hIndia not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • India” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • Entries containing “India” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin India.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

India f (plural Indie)

  1. India
  2. (in the plural) the Indies

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Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia la

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, the Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river), of uncertain origin.

Proper noun[edit]

India f sg (genitive Indiae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) India (a region of South Asia)
  2. (New Latin) India (the modern country in South Asia)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative India
Genitive Indiae
Dative Indiae
Accusative Indiam
Ablative Indiā
Vocative India

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • India in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • India in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Malagasy[edit]

Malagasy Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia mg

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Proper noun[edit]

India f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Índia

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin India

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

India f

  1. India (country)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sk

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

India f (genitive Indie, declension pattern of ulica)

  1. India (a country in Asia)

References[edit]

  • India in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

From Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus River), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (modern Persian هند(Hend)) from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈindja/, [ˈĩn̪.d̪ja]

Proper noun[edit]

India f

  1. India

Usage notes[edit]

The definite article is optional when referring to India in Spanish (i.e. la India).

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English India.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

India

  1. India
    Synonyms: Uhindi, Hindi

Welsh[edit]

Welsh Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cy

Proper noun[edit]

yr India f

  1. India (a country in Asia)

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