What does Sardarji mean?

ginjaninja

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What does Sardarji mean?And would a sihk be offended if i called him sardarji?
 

ultra vires

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hmm.. a topic we should rather avoid :pwaise sardar is same as Mrand sardarni is same as Mrs ( i have seen these on weeding cards)so i dont think it an offence or insult of anykind :D
 


coolbuddy_79

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Sardarji is a respectful term for a Sikh. "Sardar" is a Sanskritic word meaning "chieftan" or "leader" while adding "ji" shows respect, much like calling someone "Sir" in English. In premodern India, "sardar" was a catchall term for a soldier. When the Sikhs arose in the early modern period, they became known as sardars because they were originally a militant sect and most Sikh males were professional soldiers. Today the Sikhs still maintain this martial tradition, at least symbolically--every Sikh male carries a sword called a kirpan on his person at all times.
 

ginjaninja

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Cheers for that! I heard someone called it and i wondered if it was ok to call sikhs i met sardarji :D
 

Sushubh

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actually its quite a polite way of calling our punjabi friends.
 


boygr8

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Well I am a Sikh .....i wont mind being called sardarji.....but i prefer being called out by my name
 

boygr8

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Veer means brother so it's quite okay......i dont like papaji......papa is father.....why the hell wud a person of my age wud call me papaji