bunjara

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From Urdu بنجارا ‎(banjārā), apparently from Sanskrit बणिज् ‎(baṇíj, merchant, trader).

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bunjara ‎(plural bunjaras)

  1. (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.