The impact of India on Britain: vocabulary
Your textbook tells you about the impact Britain has had on the world, but of course the world has also had a major impact on Britain. Did you know that the UK Indian food industry (supermarket products and restaurants) has an annual turnover of over £2 billion and employs over 60,000 people? There are 9,800 “Indian” restaurants in the UK (we use inverted commas because most of them are in fact run by people of Bangladeshi origin). Some people now call curry Britain’s national dish!
Find out which of these words has a South Asian (i.e. from what is today India, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Sri Lanka) origin.
Try this first without using the glossary you will find through the link below, then use the link to check your answer. Later, you might like to use a good etymological dictionary to cross-check.
edu)You will find a suitable glossary here when you scroll down the site on your screen.