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India definition

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This page has 32 definitions of India with English translations in 18 languages. India is a noun and proper noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: india, Indïa, Índia, and índia

Translingual India definition

Etymology

From English India

Pronunciation

Noun

India

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

Translations

References

  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 India definition

A map of the Republic of India, with claims in light green.
Flag of India.

Etymology

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

Proper noun

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

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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Asturian India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Proper noun

India f

  1. India (country)

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Central Huasteca Nahuatl India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Proper noun

India

  1. India (a country in Asia)

Central Nahuatl India definition

Proper noun

India

  1. India (a country in Asia)

Dutch India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Pronunciation

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

Proper noun

India n

  1. India (country)

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Faroese India definition

Republic of India

Etymology

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

Proper noun

India n

  1. India

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative India
Accusative India
Dative India
Genitive India

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Fiji Hindi India definition

Etymology

Hindi इंडिया (iṇḍiyā)

Proper noun

India

  1. India
    Synonyms: Bharat, Hindustan

Galician India definition

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Latin India

Proper noun

India f

  1. India

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Hungarian India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Pronunciation

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

Proper noun

India

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

Declension

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 India definition

Etymology

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

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

Proper noun

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 India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Pronunciation

Proper noun

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

  1. India
    Synonym: Poblacht na hIndia

Usage notes

Always preceded by the definite article.

Declension

Derived terms

  • Fo-Ilchríoch na hIndia f (the Indian subcontinent)
  • Indiach (Indian, adjective)
  • Indiach m (Indian)
  • Na hIndiacha (the Indies)
 

Mutation

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

  • 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 India definition

Etymology

From Latin India.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

India f (plural Indie)

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

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Latin India definition

Etymology

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

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

First-declension noun, singular only.

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

Descendants

References

  • 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 India definition

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Latin India

Proper noun

India

  1. India

Norwegian Bokmål India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Proper noun

India

  1. India

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Norwegian Nynorsk India definition

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Latin India

Proper noun

India

  1. India

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Portuguese India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Proper noun

India f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Índia

Romanian India definition

Etymology

Latin India

Proper noun

India f

  1. India (country)

Spanish India definition

Etymology

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈindja/, [ˈĩn̪.d̪ja]

Proper noun

India f

  1. India

Usage notes

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

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Swahili India definition

Etymology

From English India.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

India

  1. India
    Synonyms: Uhindi, Hindi

Welsh India definition

Proper noun

yr India f

  1. India (a country in Asia)

Derived terms

  • cnau'r India (nutmegs)