Punjabi or Hindustani or Nepali slurs on British?

B. K. Rana bk_rana at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jan 13 22:09:58 UTC 2006


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Well, 'mlle-chhya'  and ' Firanghi'' are used by Historians to indicate "Whites'.  
   
  Yes,   'Gora [ singular]  and Gore [plural] are not derogatory. These suggest words suggest a kind of respect. There were quite a good number of Gurkhas [Nepalese] in the British  Army. These British Gurkhas use 'Gora or Gore Sahib'  to express their loyality and  admiration to the 'Whites'. 
   
  Likewise, 'kutte' and 'kamine'  are not for British, These words are for any other Indians whatever. People use these word still today.
   
  But, in Nepal white peoples are called 'Khaire[s]' {meaning 'brown' } for male and 'Khaireni[s] for females.
   
   
  Rana
   
  

"Mahajan, Gyanam" <mahajan at HUMNET.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
  VYAKARAN: South Asian Languages and Linguistics Net Editors: Tej K. Bhatia, Syracuse University, New York John Peterson, University of Osnabrueck, Germany Details: Send email to listserv at listserv.syr.edu and say: INFO VYAKARAN Subscribe:Send email to listserv at listserv.syr.edu and say: SUBSCRIBE VYAKARAN FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME (Substitute your real name for first_name last_name) Archives: http://listserv.syr.edu       v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}        st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }                Firangi or gora or gore log is not necessarily derogatory though – just refers to “white people”.  I would imagine that they would have instead used common derogatory words like “kutte” or “kamine” or stronger words that are not specific to the “British”.
  Gyanam Mahajan
  UCLA
   
      
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  From: South Asian Linguists [mailto:VYAKARAN at LISTSERV.SYR.EDU] On Behalf Of Allen W Thrasher
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Subject: Punjabi or Hindustani slurs on British?

   
    A film-maker is doing a film on the Komagatu Maru incident (the turning back of a ship of Indian immigrant farm workers from Vancouver, BC in 1914).  She needs to know what slurs, slang, or derogatory words the Indians involved would have applied to the  British or to the employees of the Immigration offices.  I already suggested Ferenghi and Gora (log), but does anyone know any others?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Allen Thrasher

     


  




		
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