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The use of the word "hindú" shown in senses 3) and 6) is considered nonstandard by some people.
el hindú, la hindú(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (religious)
a. Hindu
Los hindúes rinden culto a muchos de los más de 300 millones de dioses que tienen.Hindus worship many of the more than 300 million gods they have.
2. (native of Hindustan)
a. Hindustani person
Los hindúes son nativos de la zona norte de la India, cerca del Ganges.The Hindustani people are native to the north of India near the Ganges.
3. (native of India)
a. Indian
Ghandi es el padre de la patria para los hindúes.Indians consider Ghandi the founding father of their nation.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (religious)
a. Hindu
Claudia preparó un menú vegetariano para los invitados hindúes, porque no comen carne.Claudia prepared a vegetarian menu for the Hindu guests because they do not eat meat.
5. (of Hindustani origin)
a. Hindustani
Me fascina la tradición hindú de proteger del mal de ojo a los niños con marcas negras en el rostro.I am fascinated by the Hindustani tradition of protecting children against the evil eye with black marks on their faces.
6. (of Indian origin)
a. Indian
Ayer cenamos en un restaurante hindú.We had dinner at an Indian restaurant yesterday.
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1 (Religión) Hindu
2 (de la India) Indian
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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