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"jungle " is hindi word or english

Asked by vikas kumar rana, 12 Jan '09 10:43 pm
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It is a borrowed word from Hindi.
Many Indian words have found an important place in English vocabulary.
The influence of Indian languages on English is evident from the number of Indian words that have made to the English dictionary. The English-speaking world is using more and more Indian words as a part of their regular communication.
English is one of the most widely spoken languages of the world. It is also has a rich vocabulary with Oxford dictionary listing more than 600,000 words. The reason behind the extensive vocabulary is very simple. English has evolved by incorporating words from various languages from all over the world. Many Indian words have made it to the regular English vocabulary. Most of them were added during the British imperialistic rule over India from spanning from 16th to 20th century. More than five hundred words of Indian origin were absorbed into English during that period and it has grown ever since. Currently the Oxford English Dictionary lists over 7 ...more
Answered by gkr, 13 Jan '09 02:59 pm

 
  
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I think "jungle" is an Indian English originated from the Hindi term "Jangal".
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 13 Jan '09 03:03 am

 
  
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English word. Even in Hindi we have Jangal the origin of which is from Sanskrit "Jaangalam".
Answered by rani sadasivamurty, 13 Jan '09 12:04 am

 
  
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It is a Hindi word derived from Jangala/ Jangalam in Sanskrit . Since mid to late 19th century it began to be used in English to depict the tropical rain forest of the Indian Subcontinent. Rudyard Kipling who was born in India ... titled his book about a society of animals " The Jungle Book "which was published in 1894. This hugely popular book made it impossible for ' jungle ' to exit the Enlish language forever.
Answered by mahesh chandra, 12 Jan '09 11:22 pm

 
  
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Hindi , adopted by english also now
Answered by kamal sachdeva, 12 Jan '09 10:54 pm

 
  
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The origin is the Sanskrit word "Jangala", from which the word "jangal" was derived in different languages like Hindi, Bengali etc. It later entered English like many other Indian words and was called "jungle"
Answered by Biswaroop Ghosh, 12 Jan '09 10:54 pm

 
  
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Jungle a hindiword has been adapted into english,having been extensively used by british over more than 300 years
Answered by anil garg, 12 Jan '09 10:52 pm

 
  
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Basically it is Hindi word but equally written in English as well .
Answered by Jai Prasad, 12 Jan '09 10:50 pm

 
  
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Jungle is a hindi word. But one can find this word in oxford dictionery as oxford dictionery is recognising some of the hindi words every year as they become popular.
Answered by sakshi singla, 12 Jan '09 10:50 pm

 
  
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It's a Hindi Word. In English it's called Forest.
Answered by archana chatterjee, 12 Jan '09 10:49 pm

 
  
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