What Does It Mean to Be Desi?

According to Wikipedia, the word desi comes from the Sanskrit, देश, deśa-, meaning “region, province, or country.” So Desi means “from the country,” referring to the Indian subcontinent.
Fun fact I discovered while looking this up: Freddie Mercury, lead singer of “Queen,” was Desi. His given name was “Farokh Bulsara” and his family is Parsi.


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  1. #1 by SaqibSaab on April 24, 2009 - 10:21 pm

    A teacher from Sunday School tried to convince us not to use the word, claiming that it was the equivalent of the N-word for Indo-Pak people. Her claim was not well received.

  2. #2 by How I Lost Thirty Póunds in Thirty Days on May 5, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    Hi, interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for blogging. I’ll certainly be subscribing to your blog. Keep up the good posts

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