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3 definitions found
 for Hindu
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hindoo \Hin"doo\, Hindu \Hin"du\ (?; 277), n.; pl. Hindoosor
     Hindus. [Per. Hind[=u], fr. Hind, Hind[=u]st[=a]n, India.
     Cf. Indian.]
     A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is
     confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious
     name it is restricted to followers of the Veda. Hindoo
     calendar

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hindu \Hin"du\, n.
     Same as Hindoo. This is now the more commonly used
     spelling.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Hindu
      adj 1: of or relating to or supporting Hinduism; "the Hindu
             faith" [syn: Hindu, Hindi, Hindoo]
      n 1: a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India [syn: Hindu,
           Hindoo, Hindustani]
      2: a person who adheres to Hinduism [syn: Hindu, Hindoo]

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