From Hindi फिरंगी (phiraṁgī) or Urdu فرنگی, from Persian فرنگی (Firangī), from Old French franc.
firangi (plural firangi) (India, UK, Pakistan) A foreigner, especially a British or a white person. 1995, Peter Ward Fay, The Forgotten Army: India's Armed Struggle for Independence 1942-1945, page 109: Prem, who knew him slightly from Dehra Dun (where Dhillon had been his junior), remembers Dhillon cheerfully telling everyone that the firangi were glad to have Indians patrolling their wire. This Prem doubted. 2004, Christina Lamb, The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan, page 252: The neighbouring men had all come to see the firangi, the foreign woman,
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