Definition of India in English:

India

proper noun

  • 1A country in southern Asia occupying the greater part of the Indian subcontinent; population 1,156,897,800 (est. 2009); official languages, Hindi and English (fourteen other languages are recognized as official in certain regions; of these, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu have most first-language speakers); capital, New Delhi.

    Hindi name Bharat
    1. 1.1A code word representing the letter I, used in radio communication.
      • ‘‘Golf India Foxtrot pass your message.’’

Origin

Via Latin from Greek India, from Indos, the name of the River Indus, from Persian Hind, from Sanskrit sindhu river, specifically the Indus, also the region around the Indus (compare with Sindhi). Both the Greeks and the Persians extended the name to include all the country east of the Indus. Compare with Hindi and Hindu.

Pronunciation:

India

/ˈɪndɪə/