Amritsar

[ uh m-rit-ser ]
/ əmˈrɪt sər /

noun

a city in NW Punjab, in NW India: site of the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion.

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Amritsar
/ (æmˈrɪtsə) /

noun

a city in India, in NW Punjab: centre of the Sikh religion; site of a massacre in 1919 of unarmed supporters of Indian self-government by British troops; in 1984 the Golden Temple, fortified by Sikhs, was attacked by Indian troops with the loss of many Sikh lives. Pop: 975 695 (2001)
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