Mar 30, 2017

This is what Indian origin languages share with English.
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Mar 30, 2017
Abhishek     follow
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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. 

  1. Avatar (अवतार) 
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Meaning: A new personification of a familiar idea. 

  2. Bungalow (बंगला)
    Origin: Bengali
    Meaning: A small house with a single story. 


  3. Mantra (मंत्र)
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Meaning: a statement or slogan repeated frequently.


  4. Cummerbund (कमरबंद) 
    Origin: Urdu
    Meaning: a sash worn around the waist, especially as part of a man's formal evening suit.


  5. Loot (लूट)
    Origin: Sanskrit to Hindi
    Meaning: Goods or money obtained illegally.


  6. Guru (गुरु)
    Origin: Sanskrit-Hindi-Punjabi
    Meaning: an influential teacher or popular expert. 


  7. Punch (पंच, मुक्का)
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Meaning: strike with the fist.
    More info: Conspiring of five (Punch means five) fingers called Punch in Sanskrit.


  8. Pajamas, Pyjamas (पजामा)
    Origin: Urdu
    Meaning: a loose-fitting jacket and trousers for sleeping in. 


  9. Shampoo (शैम्पू)
    Origin: Hindi (chāmpo)
    Meaning: Cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair.

  10. Thug (ठग)
    Origin: Hindi
    Meaning: An aggressive and violent young criminal.


  11. Veranda (बरामदा)
    Origin: Hindi
    Meaning: A porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed).


  12. Yoga (योगा)
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Meaning: A system of exercises,


  13. Khaki (खाकी)
    Origin: Urdu
    Meaning: Of a yellowish brown color.


  14. Jungle (जंगल)
    Origin: Sanskrit-Hindi
    Meaning: an area of land overgrown with dense forest and tangled vegetation.
    More: Have you heard of the movie ' The Jungle Book'?

  15. 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.