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Hobson Jobson A Glossary of Anglo-Indian Words or Phrases and of Kindred Terms Etymological, Historical Geographical and Discursive Henry Yule

Hobson Jobson A Glossary of Anglo-Indian Words or Phrases and of Kindred Terms Etymological, Historical Geographical and Discursive

Henry Yule

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ISBN : 9788171677665
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1021 pages
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Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, rickshaw, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britains colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and theMoreBungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, rickshaw, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britains colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and the Malaysian Peninsular. Hobson-Jobson (derived from the Islamic cry at the celebration of Muhurram Ya Hasan, ya Hosain is shorthand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language. This dictionary, compiled in the late-19th century, is an invaluable source which has never been superseded. It is an essential book for all who are interested in English etymology and the development of the language.