List of adjectives and demonyms for states and territories of India

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Where an adjective is a link, the link is to the language or dialect of the same name. (Reference: Ethnologue, Languages of the World)

State or territory Adjective Demonym
colloquial
Andaman and Nicobar Islands [1] Andamanese[1]
Nicobarese[1]
Andamanese
Nicobarese
Andhra Pradesh Andhraite Andhraites Teluguvaaru
Arunachal Pradesh Arunachali Arunachalis
Assam Assamese[1] Assamese
Bihar Bihari[1] Biharis
Chandigarh Chandigarhi Chandigarhis
Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarhi Chhattisgarhis
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadran
Nagar Havelian
Dadrans
Nagar Havelians
Daman and Diu Damanese
Diuese
Damanese
Diuese
Delhi Delhiite, Delhian Delhiites, Delhians
Goa Goan,[1] Goenkar Goans, Goenkars
Gujarat Gujarati[1] Gujaratis
Haryana Haryanvi Haryanvis _
Himachal Pradesh Himachali Himachalis
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kashmiri[1]
Jammuite
Kashimiris
_
Jharkhand Bihari Biharis
Karnataka Karnatakan, Canarese[1] [1] Karnatakans, Canarese, Kannadiga Carnatic
Kerala Keralite Keralites Malayalis
Lakshadweep (Laccadives) Laccadivian Laccadivians
Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradeshi Madhya Pradeshis
Maharashtra Maharashtrian[1] Maharashtrians Marathi
Manipur Manipuri[1] Manipuris
Meghalaya Meghalayan Meghalayans
Mizoram Mizo[1] Mizos
Nagaland Naga,[1] Nagalandese Nagas
Odisha Odia[1] (Odia) [of the people]
Odishan (Orissan) [of the state]
Odissi (Orissi)[1]
Odias (Odias)
Odishans (Orissans)
_
Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry) Pondicherrian Pondicherrians _
Punjab Punjabi[1] Punjabis
Rajasthan Rajasthani[1] Rajasthanis
Sikkim Sikkimese[1] Sikkimese
Tamil Nadu Tamil,[1] Tamilian Tamils, Tamilians
Telangana Telanganite Telanganites
Tripura Tripuri, Tripuran Tripuris, Tripurans
Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradeshi, Hindi Uttar Pradeshis
Uttarakhand Uttarakhandi Uttarakhandis
West Bengal (West) Bengali,[1] (West) Bengalese,[1] Bangla[1] (West) Bengalis, (West) Bengalese, Banglas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1989.