#ENGVOCAB: English Words of Indian Origin

Howdy, fellas! How’s everything going? I hope it’s going positively brilliant! :D

Anyway, I’d like to discuss the English vocabulary of Indian origin. Here we go! #EngVocab

Avatar, which means a god who appears on earth as a person (in Hinduism), comes from the Sanskrit word AVATARA, means descent. #EngVocab

Bandana, a large colored handkerchief, typically with white spots, worn tied around the head or neck, also comes from Hindi. #EngVocab

BANGLA, a Hindi word means in the style of or belonging to Bengal, is the origin of the English word ‘Bungalow’. #EngVocab

Cheetah, a large slender spotted cat found in Africa and parts of Asia, is formed from the Hindi word CITA, meaning speckled or variegated. #EngVocab

The Hindi word DINGI, produces the English word ‘Dinghy’ that means a small boat for recreation or racing, especially an open boat. #EngVocab

The word ‘Guru’, which means an influential teacher or popular expert, comes from the same word, GURU, from Hindi. #EngVocab

Jungle, meaning an area of land overgrown with dense forest and tangled vegetation (typically in the tropics), comes from Sanskrit word JANGALA. #EngVocab

Therefore, those are some English words of Indian origin, fellas. I hope they help you to enrich your knowledge on English words. #EngVocab

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Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press), Oxford Dictionaries, and http://www.dailywritingtips.com.

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on September 22, 2014.

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