Hindi: Desi


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Hello, everybody!
I have come across the expression in the book by Nikita Lalvani “Gifted” in the following context:
`When you interviewed me for marriage you asked me if I wanted to live abroad,' said Shreene, swallowing. 'I told you then, "No, I am Indian, my heart is desi

Could you please help with the meaning of the word desi?
  • drkpp

    India - Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit
    The root word here is des meaning country or native place.
    So intended meaning of the sentence is
    "My heart belongs to my native place/country".
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