Origin of santal
see origin at sandal2
- a member of a tribal people who live mainly in the state of Bihar in northeastern India.
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Examples from the Web for santal
A Santal woman may carry as much as fifteen kilogrammes of ornaments on her body.The Sexual Question
Perhaps a mentally incomplete Santal did once do something of the kind.The Book of the Damned
By a "phonetic" error, santal is often printed "sandal," and "sandel."The Art of Perfumery
G. W. Septimus Piesse
I have aimed at making these Santal Folk-tales, in their English dress, true to the forests and hills of their nativity.Santal Folk Tales
The claims made for Gonosan might with equal force be made for oil of santal alone.