Both the words sound similar and have similar meanings so my presumption is that they are derived from one or other or have a similar origin.

There is a slight difference in meaning as per my knowledge. The Bengali word 'স্বাধীনতা' pronounced 'sba-dhee-no-ta' means 'freedom' or 'liberty' where as the Hindi word 'स्वाधीनता' pronounced 'svaa-dhee-na-ta' means 'independence'.

1 Answer 1


They are both loanwords (tatsama) from Sanskrit.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.