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or ta·na

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  1. a police station in India.
  2. (formerly) a military base in India.

Origin of thana

< Hindi thānā < Sanskrit sthāna a place


  1. a city in W Maharashtra, in W India: suburb of Mumbai.
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Examples from the Web for thana

Historical Examples

  • The thana, or police division, only exists for police purposes.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4


  • "Surely, and going home to Thana," said Mitsos, naming a village near.

    The Vintage

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • Wherefore we were sent to that Thana which was eight miles from the next Thana.

    Soldiers Three

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Within lay the six rifles and the big Police-book of the Thana of Howli!

    Soldiers Three

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Twice had he come to the Thana, taking each time three rifles.

    Soldiers Three

    Rudyard Kipling