Indian English

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Indian English (countable and uncountable, plural Indian Englishes)

  1. A major dialect of the English language, spoken in many varieties in India and by people from India.
    • 1986, McCrum, Robert, William Cran, & Robert MacNeil, The Story of English, Viking Penguin Inc., page 329:
      Much more common was the bureaucratic use of Indian English. Below the level of the most highly educated, whose English was invariably modelled on old-fashioned teaching, were the English-using clerks of the Imperial administration.
  2. One of the specific varieties of Indian English.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[1], page 294:
      The Indian Englishes range from very basic English to what might be considered a standard educated Indian English.