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"Haydar's city" or "lion city", from haydar (lion) and ābād (city) haydar +‎ -abad. It was named to honour the Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib, who was also known as Haydar because of his lion-like valour in battles.[1]

  1. ^ Everett-Heath, John. Concise Dictionary of World Place Names, Oxford University Press, 2005 p 223 (→ISBN)


  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪdəɹəbɑːd/

Proper noun[edit]


  1. The state capital of Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh state in India.
  2. A former state, landlocked in south-central India, which was ruled from 1724 until 1948 by a line of nizams.
    • 2008, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia →ISBN, page 916:
      At Indian partition in 1947, the nizam chose to resume Hyderabad's independent status, but India invaded the state (1948) and took control.
    • (Can we date this quote?), The Indian Political Science Review, volume 16, page 225:
      Maududi was born in 1903 at Aurangabad in Hyderabad, India, into a family with a long religious tradition.
  3. A city in the Sindh province of Pakistan.



Proper noun[edit]

Hyderabad f

  1. Alternative form of Hiderabade


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Proper noun[edit]

Hyderabad ?

  1. Hyderabad (capital of Telangana)