- a city in and the capital of Bangladesh, in the central part.
- republic in S Asia, N of the Bay of Bengal: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations; a former province of Pakistan. 54,501 sq. mi. (141,158 sq. km). Capital: Dhaka.
Examples from the Web for dhaka
Nearly two-thirds of the sewage in the megacity of Dhaka, with 15 million people, is untreated.Welcome to the Billion-Man Slum
August 25, 2014
With more than 1,000 people dead, the eight-story garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh is an almost unparalleled tragedy.The Bangladesh Factory Collapse Survivor and More Miraculous Rescues (VIDEO)
Holly Bernal, Ben Teitelbaum
May 10, 2013
Molotov cocktails hurled by them killed a pedestrian in the capital, Dhaka.Bangladesh’s Unfinished War
K. Anis Ahmed
March 11, 2013
This past May, missing her husband and 5-year-old daughter, she returned to Dhaka to write her dissertation.Mauled by Her Husband?
Asra Q. Nomani
July 16, 2011
With them trickled dozens of our kind, some from as far away as Dhaka.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
- 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)
- a republic in S Asia: formerly the Eastern Province of Pakistan; became independent in 1971 after civil war and the defeat of Pakistan by India; consists of the plains and vast deltas of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers; prone to flooding: economy based on jute and jute products (over 70 per cent of world production); a member of the Commonwealth. Language: Bengali. Religion: Muslim. Currency: taka. Capital: Dhaka. Pop: 163 654 860 (2013 est). Area: 142 797 sq km (55 126 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for dhaka
nation formed 1971 from former East Pakistan, from Bengali for "Bengali country," from Bangla "Bengali" + desh "country."