We are talking about the words that originated from Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit or Indian origin language and now widely used as English words. These words entered English during British Raj in India.
Here is the list of English language words from Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit origin.
- Avatar (अवतार)
Meaning: A new personification of a familiar idea.
- Bungalow (बंगला)
Meaning: A small house with a single story.
- Mantra (मंत्र)
Meaning: a statement or slogan repeated frequently.
- Cummerbund (कमरबंद)
Meaning: a sash worn around the waist, especially as part of a man's formal evening suit.
- Loot (लूट)
Origin: Sanskrit to Hindi
Meaning: Goods or money obtained illegally.
- Guru (गुरु)
Meaning: an influential teacher or popular expert.
- Punch (पंच, मुक्का)
Meaning: strike with the fist.
More info: Conspiring of five (Punch means five) fingers called Punch in Sanskrit.
- Pajamas, Pyjamas (पजामा)
Meaning: a loose-fitting jacket and trousers for sleeping in.
- Shampoo (शैम्पू)
Origin: Hindi (chāmpo)
Meaning: Cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair.
- Thug (ठग)
Meaning: An aggressive and violent young criminal.
- Veranda (बरामदा)
Meaning: A porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed).
- Yoga (योगा)
Meaning: A system of exercises,
- Khaki (खाकी)
Meaning: Of a yellowish brown color.
- Jungle (जंगल)
Meaning: an area of land overgrown with dense forest and tangled vegetation.
More: Have you heard of the movie ' The Jungle Book'?
- Jodhpurs (जोधपुर)
Origin: Named after Jodhpur, a city of Rajasthan.
Meaning: A short riding boot that fastens with a buckle at the side.
Note: There are many other english words that were originated from Sanskrit or Hindi. But, 15 words above are popular ones.