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Here are some friends with simlar question as we.And I have this question for many days,anyone help us?
Kitty said: Yes.( Indian culture) What is Desi?-I try seach this on internet but no results found.Maybe this is a stupid question.
Mike said: oh,no,you are wrong.I have found as below for this question(( Indian culture) What is Desi?),it will help you,my kids.

What is Desi? I hear about their music a lot.
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In Hindi, %26#039;Desh%26#039; means Nation
Deshi means belonging to the nation.
Desi is a corruption of the word Deshi.
So, in a way Desi means belonging to India, of Indian origin, or native of India.

There is more to Desi.
In India, the real Ghee (Clarified butter) was called %26#039;Desi Ghee%26#039;, meaning real Ghee.
While Dalda, a shortening made of hydrogenated peanut oil was called %26#039;Vilaiti Ghee%26#039;, Vilaiti literally meaning foreigner.

Let us go to one more definition, the villagers in India were called %26#039;Desi Bhai%26#039;, meaning native brethren.

Now it starts complete the answer. Desi means real native of India. It differentiated Indians born in India from the second generation Indians in UK, USA or Australia.

After the independence, nationalism started to take root. It became fashionable to call one-self as Desi, as opposed to Indian, Hindustani, or Pakistani. Indians became proud nationalist.

Bottom line definition:
Desi is a real native of India and proud of it

Desi food is just old fashioned real native food eaten in villages.
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Desi food%26quot; most often refers to dishes commonly served in the South Asian communities. So Desi means of their homeland according to Sunskrit
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The term %26quot;Desi%26quot; actually refers to anyone/anything from the Indian sub-continent (including Pakistan %26amp; Bangladesh).
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desi means someone who is indian or pakistani


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