Indian Words brought into English from the Raj

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"Bandook" - "pukkah" - "dekko" - "bukshee". Any more?
 
#3
Jodhpurs

Bungalow
 
#9
johno2499 said:
"Bandook" - "pukkah" - "dekko" - "bukshee". Any more?
wallah-man

fellah-peasant

klifti wallah-thief

Burra-big

chota-small

badmash-bandit

jangli wallah-MOD civil servant

Thug-devotee of KALI-DURGA
 
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#15
leveller said:
littlejim said:
bint
charpoy
I think 'bint' is arabic?
I think bint is Arabic - but like charpoy, bandook etc it was used as slang by old soldiers born before about 1925.
 

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