mukhiya

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi, from Sanskrit.

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Noun[edit]

mukhiya (plural mukhiyas)

  1. (India) A village chief or leader of a panchayat in parts of India and Nepal. [from 20th c.]
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 593:
      I was having dinner with the village elders at the mukhiya's place when one of the servants announced that I had a visitor.