An Anglo-Indian Dictionary

An Anglo-Indian Dictionary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...half of the year, uttarayana. Makrani. Hindustani. An immigrant from the Makran coast. They are Sunni Musalmans, and serve as soldiers and watchmen. Makta. Arabic magta, cutting. A contract, an agreement; in Telugu, rent, rate; in Marafhi, under the khoti system, a permanent fixed rent, a khand. Maktab. Arabic A place for teaching writing; a Muhammadan school; applied now only to indigenous schools. Makwana. Gujarati. The name of a division of the Koli tribe. Some have been converted to islam. MAI. The name of a low caste or tribe most numerous in Murshidabad. The Mals of Bengal proper are closely allied to, if not identical with, the semi-aboriginal caste of Chandals. On the other hand, the Mars or Mals who formerly ruled in Palaman, and are now settled chiefly in the tributary state of Sarguja, are thoroughly Hinduized in their habits, and appear from their features to be of Aryan extraction, with perhaps a slight admixture of Dravidian blood. Mala. Malayalam. A hill; also the spirit of a hill; a hill-god. Mala. The name in Telugu of the low caste corresponding to the Tamil Paraiyans, the Kanarese Holeyas, the Malayalam Poliyans, the Marafhi Mahars, and Gujarati Dheds. Mal&. Bengali. The name of a low caste very numerous in Tirhut; they are boatmen and fishermen. Mala Arayan. See Arayan. Malabar. The name of a class of pirates, so called as they chiefly infested the Malabar coast. They have given their name to a hill in Bombay, in the bay behind which they used to lie in wait. Malair. The name of a division of the Paharia tribe. Malasir. The name of a rude tribe of Malabar speaking a mixture of Tamil and Malayalam. They collect forest produce, and cultivate small plots in the woods. They do not use Brahmans, but worship a god called...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955447
  • 9781236955449