From Hindi, from Sanskrit.
mukhiya (plural mukhiyas)
- (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.