Tag: Indian English
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English has been present in India for four centuries, and the language has played a number of important roles in Indian society – first as the language of foreign merchants and missionaries; later as the primary language of colonial government; and finally attaining official status in an independent India, continuing to function as a lingua […]more
The English language, as spoken around the world, has several borrowings from languages native to India, including Hindi (‘dinghy’), Gujarati (‘bungalow’), Sanskrit (‘jungle’), among many other examples. Indian English, obviously, has even more of these types of terms. It also includes many formations of English words, as opposed to these loanwords. That means that Indian English […]more