Glossary of Indian English
Terms of Address Amma. (mother) Dada (grandfather)
ji -- a term of endearment (like 'dear')
babuji (babu means father, often used to address an. old man)
Bibi -- polite form of address to a girl or young woman
Bhabhi (sister-in- law; elder brother's wife)
Bahani (sister) and Bahu (daughter- in-law)
"Gainda" p. 42 dupatta veil p. 42 lehnga full-length Indian skirt
Arre, baap re! Oh, my God, my Father, Gosh. p. 43 Achha Ok/Indeed/I see/
Baisakhi Punjab's New
Year's Day. It falls on April 13, though once in 36 years it occurs on April 14th. (source)
p. 43 bibi lady p. 43 sindoor red powder applied to the parting of one's hair, a sign for being married p. 43 ghungroos a string of bells p. 44 salwar baggy trousers
kid p. 44 Bhabi elder brother's wife p. 45 bindi dot marked on the foreread of a Hindu wife p. 46
lady p. 46 raand A unisex term to refer to a slut. More correctly meaning prostitute. p. 47 attar perfume p. 47 malin ? female gardener p. 47 kamrakh Starfruit, carambola, 楊桃 "Honour" p. 67 hamhams turkish bath zenana secluded quarters of women's p. 67 pakoras 麵粉包著用油炸食物
p. 67 Pathans 有阿富汗血統的印度人 p. 68 Rohilla 阿富汗Roh 山區的人 p. 68 Abhagin a bringer of misfortune p.71 deorhi Many Sikh temples have a deorhi, an entrance gateway, through which one has to pass before reaching the shrine.
The Darshani Deorhi, the enterance to
the bridge leading to The Golden Temple.
p. 71 zamindari 印度的地主制度 p. 72 burqa
p. 74 Saheb, Sahib master p. 74 begum 尊稱lady p.74 paandan vase p. 74 Gurkha dominant race of Nepal p. 75 ayah nanny dhoti 印度上層階級男人穿的腰布
p. 76 kurta a long tunic worn over trousers p.77 Sala chhokri log kidher hai? p.77 Hamare ko ye time bola.