List of 35 English Words That Originated From Hindi


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Word Origin
bandana bāṅdhnū
bangle baṅglī
Blighty bilātī
bungalow baṅglā
cashmere Cashmere
cheetah cītā
chintz chī̃ṭ
chit ciṭṭhī
chutney caṭnī
cot khāṭ
cowrie kauṛī
cummerbund kamarband
cushy ḵẖuś
dacoit ḍakait
dekko dekho
dinghy ḍieṁgī
dungaree dũgrī
juggernaut jagannāth
jungle jaṅgal
kedgeree khicaṛī
krait karait
loot lūṭ
mahout mahāwat
mugger magar
punch (drink) pā̃c
pundit paṇḍit
pajamas paijāmā
sari sāṛī
seersucker śīr-śakkar
shampoo cā̃po
shawl śāl
teapoy tipāī
thug ṭhag
toddy tāṛī
veranda baraṇḍā