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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hindoo  \Hin"doo\,  Hindu  \Hin"du\  (?;  277),  n.;  pl  {Hindoos}or 
  {Hindus}.  [Per.  Hind[=u],  fr  Hind,  Hind[=u]st[=a]n,  India. 
  Cf  {Indian}.] 
  A  native  inhabitant  of  Hindostan.  As  an  ethnical  term  it  is 
  confined  to  the  Dravidian  and  Aryan  races;  as  a  religious 
  name  it  is  restricted  to  followers  of  the  Veda. 




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