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The Concise Hobson Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary

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The Concise Hobson Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary by A. C. Burnell and Henry Yule

Paperback, 496 pages

Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britain's colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and the Malaysian Peninsular. Hobson-Jobson (derived from the Islamic cry at the celebration of Muhurram 'Ya Hasan, ya Hosain' is shorthand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language.

This dictionary, compiled in the late-19th century, is an invaluable source which has never been superseded. It is an essential book for all who are interested in English etymology and the development of the language and the many entries also provide fascinating clues to the concerns of Empire, and the attitudes of the colonial rulers.

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Product Description

The Concise Hobson Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary by A. C. Burnell and Henry Yule

Paperback, 496 pages

Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britain's colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and the Malaysian Peninsular. Hobson-Jobson (derived from the Islamic cry at the celebration of Muhurram 'Ya Hasan, ya Hosain' is shorthand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language.

This dictionary, compiled in the late-19th century, is an invaluable source which has never been superseded. It is an essential book for all who are interested in English etymology and the development of the language and the many entries also provide fascinating clues to the concerns of Empire, and the attitudes of the colonial rulers.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Reference
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Number of pages 496
Dimensions 19.6 x 13 x 2.8 cm
ISBN 9781853263637
Date of Publication 5 Jan 1996
Media Type Book
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