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Dacca

[dak-uh, dah-kuh] /ˈdæk ə, ˈdɑ kə/
noun
1.

Dhaka

or Dacca

[dak-uh, dah-kuh] /ˈdæk ə, ˈdɑ kə/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Bangladesh, in the central part.
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  • "It is an English letter, dated May 29, from Dacca," she replied.

    Nobody's Girl Hector Malot
  • Well, how is the translation of that letter from Dacca coming along?

    Nobody's Girl Hector Malot
  • I went to Dacca and the Mahomedans invited me to an informal conference.

    India for Indians

    C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  • The capital of the province is Dacca, and its chief port is Chittagong.

  • In the Dacca district, a few years ago, there was a big dacoity.

    Bengal Dacoits and Tigers Maharanee Sunity Devee
  • She refused to discuss the subject when Jogesh afterwards met her at Dacca.

  • To outface and down-talk a Calcutta-taught Bengali, a voluble Dacca drug-vendor, would be a good game.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Kindly villagers, remembering the Dacca drug-vendor of two months ago, give him shelter against evil spirits of the wood.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • With the fall of the sunlight upon his still triumphant face he returned to the humble Dacca quack.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • The writer was at Dacca in 1794, when some Burmese troops invaded the Chittagong frontier.

British Dictionary definitions for Dacca

Dacca

/ˈdækə/
noun
1.
the former name (until 1982) of Dhaka

Dhaka

/ˈdækə/
noun
1.
the capital of Bangladesh, in the E central part: capital of Bengal (1608–39; 1660–1704) and of East Pakistan (1949–71); jute and cotton mills; university (1921). Pop: 12 560 000 (2005 est)
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