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Etymology 1[edit]

From Nepali अञ्चल (añcala).


anchal (plural anchals)

  1. (Nepal) any administrative zone of Nepal

Etymology 2[edit]

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anchal (countable and uncountable, plural anchals)

  1. (India, Travancore) Post; postage


anchal (comparative more anchal, superlative most anchal)

  1. Postal.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is borrowed from the local dialect in Travancore, but is still used locally by English speakers. It appeared for many years on all Travancore stamps and postboxes.