Hin·du·sta·ni / ˌhindoōˈstänē/ • n. a group of Indic dialects spoken in northwestern India, principally Hindi and Urdu. ∎ the Delhi dialect of Hindi, widely used throughout India as a lingua franca.• adj. of or relating to the culture of northwestern India: Hindustani classical music.
Hindustani Member of the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages, closely related to Hindi and Urdu. More than 300 million people are thought to speak or understand Hindustani in India and Pakistan.
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