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 Andaman,[1] Andamanese[1]
Nicobar, Nicobarese[1]
Andamanese
Nicobarese
Andhra Pradesh Andhra Andhraite Teluguwaru
Arunachal Pradesh Arunachali Arunachalis
Assam Assamese[1] Assamese
Bihar Bihari[1] Biharis
Chandigarh Chandigarhi Chandigarhis _
Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarhi Chhattisgarhis
Dadra and Nagar Haveli _ _
Daman and Diu Damanese
Diuese
Damanese
Diuese
Delhi Delhiite, Delhian Delhiites, Delhians
Goa Goan,[1] Goenkar, Goanese[1] Goans, Goenkars, Goanese
Gujarat Gujarati[1] Gujaratis
Haryana Haryanvi Haryanvis _
Himachal Pradesh Himachali Himachalis
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kashmiri[1]
Jammuite
Kashimiris
_
Jharkhand Jharkhandi Jharkhandis
Karnataka Karnatakan, Canarese[1] (Kanarese)[1] Karnatakans, Canarese,kannadiga Cf. 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
Telangana Telanganite Telanganites
Tripura Tripuri, Tripuran Tripuris, Tripurans _
Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradeshi Uttar Pradeshis _
Uttarakhand Uttarakhandi Uttarakhandis _
West Bengal (West) Bengali,[1] (West) Bengalese,[1] Bangla[1] (West) Bengalis _

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 x Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1989.