From Urdu بنجارا (banjārā), apparently from Sanskrit बणिज् (baṇíj, “merchant, trader”).
bunjara (plural bunjaras)
- (India) A wandering grain and salt merchant in the Deccan Plateau.
- 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘At Twenty-two’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, p. 410:
- Thirty years ago this ford was on the track of the bunjaras, and I have seen two thousand pack-bullcoks cross in one night.