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A striking similarity exists between English and Hindi. Both languages are written from left to right. That's common knowledge. More interesting are the common sounding first letters of certain words.

Here's sampling. Starting with the human body and moving from face to feet we come across the following such words:

ENGLISH                 HINDI

Nose                        Naak

Mouth                      Moonh

Hand                       Haath

Heart                       Hriday

Navel                      Naabhi

Nails                       Nakhun

This similarity is also noticed in the following words:

ENGLISH               HINDI

Path                       Path

Sun                       Surya

Stars                     Sitarey

Sea                       Sagar

Smell                     Sugandh

Long                      Lamba

Some English names are derivatives of original Hindi names or have perhaps changed into their present form with the passage of time. For instance :

HINDI                                     ENGLISH

Shiva (God's name)               Jehovah

Shriman                                 Simon

Meera                                    Maria

Krishna                                  Christina

Shiromani                              Germany

Dhan marg                            Denmark

Paras                                    Paris

There would certainly be many more such words. The sampling shows that it couldn't be a mere coincidence. There seems to be a pattern in it which suggests definite co-relation.

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Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Very interesting hub.


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sangeetas627 5 years ago from India Author


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superwags 5 years ago from UK

Interesting hub Sangeeta. I'm currently undergoing the laborious task of being taught Punjabi by my girlfriend, which I guess is pretty much the same as Hindi.

Unfortunately after a while she'll throw in a rude word and then giggle as I try to use it in a sentence.

The lessons are not going well!

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jojokaya 5 years ago from USA

Interesting..I learn something new. Thumbs up

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Betty Johansen 5 years ago

An interesting hub, but I have to point out that the name Jehovah came from God, not from Hindi. According to the English translation of Exodus 3:14 , the Lord said, "I am that I am," which is variously transliterated as Jehovah or Yahweh.

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qwark 5 years ago

G'mornin' sangeetas:

I' having my morning coffee and checking my e-mails. There you were!

Thanks for becoming a follower (friend.)

As you know, if you've read any of my forum comments or "hubs," I'm not religious.

I always read a hub of a new follower

I'm trying to learn Spanish.

I'm certainly not dumb, but my aptitude for liguistics leaves alot to be desired.lol

I hope you have a wonderful day.

I wish the best for you and yours!


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BunuBobu 5 years ago

Great hub and a very interesting topic.

I didn't know anything about Hindi so its very interesting for me.

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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

Talking about the similarities between cultures seems to get people's attention more often than talking about their differences. Nicely done.

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sangeetas627 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you all for taking the time to read and for lovely comments.

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mquee 5 years ago from Columbia, SC

Very nice comparison. Most interesting for anyone that is interested in languages, Thanks for sharing.

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Intriguing hub. I learned so much about the similarities in the languages. Great!

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sangeetas627 5 years ago from India Author

Thanks to all for your comments. God bless...

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