KudoZ home » Hindi to English » Art/Literary

Jahaji Bhai


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
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?

Summary of answers provided
naSailor Brotherxxxm majumdar
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
Local time: 06:28
Native speaker of: Native in SlovenianSlovenian, Native in UrduUrdu

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxm majumdar
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

70 days
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.

xxxm majumdar
Local time: 10:58
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search