Jahaji Bhai

15:17 Jul 4, 2000
Hindi to English translations [Non-PRO]
Hindi term or phrase: Jahaji Bhai
This is the title of a controversial song from Trinidad. In the song the singer sings about being of both African and Indian background. Black people call a call mixed race person like this a "dougla". What does "Jahaji Bhai" mean?

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naSailor Brother
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naBrother Jahaji
Majid Khan



65 days
Brother Jahaji

Bhai means Brother. In Hindi a relation is always attached to names, so Jahaji being a name of a person, it is Jahaji Bhai.

Majid Khan
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Native speaker of: Native in SlovenianSlovenian, Native in UrduUrdu

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Sailor Brother

Jahaj means ship.

In Hindi, sailors / people who work in shipping are called 'jahajis'. The phrase may refer to immigrants who sailed across the sea and settled there.

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