The yoga pose surya namaskar, meaning sun salutation, is among Indian English additions to the Oxford English Dictionary. Picture: AFP
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Indian words, from yoga poses to menu items, enter Oxford English Dictionary

Do you know your annas from the your abbas, your bhindi from your gosht? Indian English words derived from a variety of subcontinent’s languages follow Chinese guanxi and Singaporean kiasu into official lexicon

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The yoga pose surya namaskar, meaning sun salutation, is among Indian English additions to the Oxford English Dictionary. Picture: AFP
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