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“Jai ho” missed English millionth Word

Web 2.0 is the English Millionth Word , it is a technical term meaning the next generation of World Wide Web products and services.

Hindi word Jai ho narrowly missed the million mark and became the 999,999th term to enter the language.

Image : AR Rahman 2009 Oscar performance

Jai ho became popular outside India from the  Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, written and composed by music legand AR Rahman.

Jai Ho! and slumdog finished No. 2 and 4.

  • Jai Ho! – a Hindi exclamation signifying victory or accomplishment
  • Slumdog is an impolite term for children living in the slums.

Check out the list of 15 finalists and their rankings who competed for the English Millionth Word.

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