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  1. a former part of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in N India: now part of Uttar Pradesh.
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Examples from the Web for oudh

Historical Examples

  • But in the past they seem to have been of some importance in Oudh.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV

    R.V. Russell

  • Erskine and de Courteille, however, have taken it to be Lakhnau in Oudh.

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    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • On the 30th of May mutiny burst forth in Oudh, and he was ready.

  • Fancy a man of his build and hair and features disguised as a native of Oudh!

    The Disputed V.C.

    Frederick P. Gibbon

  • Rm, an ancient king of Oudh, esteemed an incarnation of Vishnu.


    Philip Meadows Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for oudh


  1. a region of N India, in central Uttar Pradesh: annexed by Britain in 1856 and a centre of the Indian Mutiny (1857–58); joined with Agra in 1877, becoming the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in 1902, which were renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950
  2. another name for Ayodhya
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