Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Star Trek: The Indian Generation

When you're a "Star Trek" fan and you move to India, you quickly realize that the the show borrowed from Hindi for the names of alien races that the crew of the Enterprise encountered in their adventures.

In "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," we got to know the Ferengi -- a profit-oriented race.

In India, "firangi" means "foreigners."

In "Deep Space Nine", we also got to know the Jemhidar, a warrier race subservient to another race.

Jemhidar is an old Indian military rank.

"Star Trek" fans: have you seen any other examples of Hindi in the show?


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