What does the word hindustani mean?

Usage examples for hindustani

  1. He also set himself with a will to the study of Hindustani, as he realized that his usefulness in the Quartermaster- General's office would be vastly increased if he could deal directly with the natives. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  2. Hindustani is not the daughter of Sanskrit, as we find it in the Vedas, or in the later literature of the Brahmans: it is a branch of the living speech of India, springing from the same stem from which Sanskrit sprang, when it first assumed its literary independence. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  3. 37. In her younger days she strictly maintained Hindustani etiquette. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman