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The presented dictionary constitutes the first part of the planned two-volume work devoted to the question of Perso-Arabic loanwords in Hindustani. The aim of this work was to gather and explain meanings of linguistic units originating in Persian or Arabic, which throughout the centuries penetrated into the biggest common form of language of what is today North India and Pakistan, namely Hindustani, creating a rich and important stratum of its lexis. Based on existing dictionaries of the Hindustani, Hindi and Urdu languages, covering more or less a period of 200 years, this dictionary contains ca. 5500 entries, presenting words of Perso-Arabic origin, current in Hindustani and found at the same time in both Hindi and Urdu lexis. --- Dr. Agniszka Kuczkiewicz-Fras is an assistant professor at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Her main field of research is Hindi-Urdu linguistics as well as the Muslim traditions in South Asia.