Bambaiyya Hindi (Hindi:
बंबय्या हिंदी) is a pidgin of Hindi commonly spoken in
and around the city of Mumbai, India.
 It incorporates
words and pronunciations from Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi,
Konkani and English.
Technically, Bambaiya Hindi is not a dialect or language but a
pidgin, a mixture of Hindi, Marathi, English with a strong tendency to
simplify the grammar of regular Hindi.
While many such local dialects have evolved in cosmopolitan cities
around the world, Mumbaiya Hindi is widely known throughout India[citation
needed] as a result of its frequent use in Bollywood movies.
Initially, this dialect was used to represent crooks and uncouth
characters as, to quote film critic Shoma A. Chatterji, "Indian films
have the unique quality of different characters speaking different
varieties of Hindi according to their social status, their caste,
communal identity, education, profession, financial status, etc. [...]
The villain's goons, speak in a special vulgarised, Bambaiya (from
Bombay) Hindi concocted specifically to typify such screen characters in
Hindi cinema.". Lately,
however, Bambaiya Hindi has become popular and prominent, particular
with the success of the Munnabhai movies, in which the lead characters -
being members of the Mumbai criminal underworld - speak entirely in this
Despite this increase in popularity, this dialect has its critics,
and is sometimes seen as being disrespectful and vulgar.
Among the more prominent neologisms which originated in Bambaiya
Hindi but have spread throughout India are the words bindaas (from
Marathi (Bin + Dhast = Without Fear, meaning 'relaxed'; this word was
incorporated into the Oxford English Dictionary in 2005)
and Gandhigiri (invented in the movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai, a
portmanteau of Gandhi and -giri, which is similar to the English
'ism'(as in Gandhi-ism), though slightly more informal).
Words of Bambaiya Hindi
- "Apun" (अपुन) means my self
- "Locha" OR "Locha Labacha" refers as "Problem"
- "Sallang" OR "Jhakaas" means excellent
- "Topi (Cap)" means Fraud
- "Nalla" means duplicate
- "Shaanapanti" means acting smart
- "Shaana" means Smart Chap
- "Kauwa (Crow)" means Mobile Phone
- "Ghora (Horse)" means Gun
- "Satak Le" means get out etc....
- "Sultana OR Sulta Diya" means Solved the Matter
- "Fattu" means coward
- "Thhulla" means Cop
- "Lafdaa" (लफड़ा) means Fight
- "Chhaavi" means Girl Friend
- "Chiknaa" OR "Chiknee" means Fair Complexion Male or Female
- "Thhaasna" means Booze
- "Hadakna" mean Act of Eating
- "Bablya" means a BEST conductor OR Driver
- "Chutiya" means a Duffer,Idiot,Fool
- "Sutta" means cigarette
- "Waat lag gaya" means in problem