जिल्हा

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Marathi[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian ضلع(zel, side, edge), from Arabic ضِلْع(ḍilʿ, side, edge, division). Compare Hindi ज़िला (zilā) and Nepali जिल्ला (jillā).

Noun[edit]

जिल्हा (jilhām

  1. district, a subdivision of states in India

References[edit]

  • Maxine Berntsen (1982-1983), “जिल्हा”, in A Basic Marathi-English Dictionary, New Delhi: American Institute of Indian Studies
  • James Thomas Molesworth (1857), “जिल्हा”, in A dictionary, Marathi and English, Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's Press