Aadhaar is Oxford's Hindi word of 2017

Updated: Jan 28, 2018, 10:05 IST | Agencies | Jaipur

Announcement made at Jaipur Literature Fest

The word gained popularity due to the Aadhaar card. File pic
The word gained popularity due to the Aadhaar card. File pic

Oxford Dictionaries has chosen "aadhaar" as the Hindi word of 2017. The word gained popularity due to the Aadhaar card, which was in news last year and is likely to remain in highlight this year as well. The announcement was made at a session, Oxford Dictionaries' Hindi Word of the Year, during the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.

"Other words such as 'mitron', 'notebandi', 'gau-rakshak' were also considered, but the widespread discussions and debates around 'Aadhaar' cards was the reason it was selected as the word of the year," journalist Saurabh Dwivedi said.Writer Pankaj Dubey said new words like 'Sleepawastha' (state of sleeping), 'maukatarian' (opportunist) should be coined, soon.

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