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Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, rickshaw, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all phrases that have crept into the English language from the times of Britain's colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and the Malaysian Peninsular. Hobson-Jobson (derived from the Islamic cry on the get together of Muhurram 'Ya Hasan, ya Hosain' is shorthand for the assimilation of overseas phrases to the sound trend of the adopting language. This dictionary, compiled within the late-19th century, is a useful resource which hasn't ever been outdated. it's a necessary publication for all who're drawn to English etymology and the advance of the language.

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