Oxford’s first Hindi word of the year – 2017

Question- What was the first ‘Hindi word of the year -2017’ of Oxford Dictionaries?
(a) Notebandi
(b) Aadhaar
(c) Yoga
(d) Bahubali
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On January 27th, 2018, the word ‘AADHAAR’ was announced by Oxford Dictionaries as the “word of the year 2017” at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
  • According to the traditional definition of base – the foundation on which all the weight of an object or idea is hinged.
  • But this year this word came into discussion due to Aadhaar card being made mandatory by the government.
  • This word now has another meaning-the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the government to all Indians.
  • It is important to remember that Oxford Hindi Word of the Year was suggested by the Hindi-speaking people from all over the world including India.
  • Apart from the ‘Aadhaar’, some other words such as Notebandi, Swachh, Vikaas, Yoga and Bahubali were too close to becoming the Hindi word of the year.


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