Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Dravidian language of the Gonds.

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  • proper n. A tribe of India.
  • proper n. The language spoken by this tribe.

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  • n. a Dravidian language spoken by the Gond in south central India

Etymologies

Mughal Arabic Goṇḍī, from Sanskrit goṇḍaḥ, mountain inhabitant, from Telugu goṇḍa, mountain, hill.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "We have 500 songs, in Hindi, Gondi, Chhattisgarhi and Halbi.

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  • Gondi, which is full of delicacy and grace, in Borg 'Ognissanti, and that of Lanfredino Lanfredini, which is very ornate and rich in the variety of its compartments, on the Lungarno between the Ponte S. Trinita and the Ponte della Carraja, near S. S.irito.

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  • Batti also said his party favoured providing 50 per cent reservation to women and demanded that the central government should grant constitutional status to 'Gondi' language, religion and culture.

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  • Gondi, let's call her, weighs several pounds and balances on a gondola well over a foot long.

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  • He blew the lid off Salwa Judum, 'Purification Hunt' in the local Gondi dialect, that has since 2005, through state sponsorship destroyed villages in south Chhattisgarh and forcibly resettled tens of thousands into concentration camp-like horrors to deny Maoists shelter, recruits and network.

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  • Government officials "never come here," he said in Gondi, the area's main tribal language.

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  • The young men and women return after a day's patrolling to dance and sing in their own Gondi language.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • So, we have not only sought to preserve the Gondi, Santhali and other languages, but have also developed them; we have preserved and adopted the folklore of the tribal peoples and their dance forms, infusing them with social content.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • The single spark that lit this prairie fire was the formation a year ago of Salwa Judum, an anti-Maoist movement, whose name in Gondi, the language spoken by local tribes, means something like "peace hunt".

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • In Gondi, the local language, the term means purification hunt, rather than peace hunt or peace initiative, as it is often translated by the English media.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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