Definition of Siddi in English:

Siddi

noun

  • A member of an ethnic group of African origin living in South Asia, chiefly in western India and southern Pakistan.

adjective

  • That is a Siddi; of, relating to, or designating the Siddis.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Fryer (d. 1733), traveller and writer. Apparently ultimately from Arabic sayyidī my lord from sayyid + -ī, 1st person singular possessive suffix.

Pronunciation

Siddi

/ˈsiːdi/