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Bangaluru

or Ban·ga·loo·ru

[ bang-guh-loo-roo ]
/ ˌbæŋ gəˈlu ru /
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noun
a city in and the capital of Karnataka, in SW India.
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Formerly Ban·ga·lore [bang-guh-lawr, -lohr, bang-guh-lawr, -lohr] /ˌbæŋ gəˈlɔr, -ˈloʊr, ˈbæŋ gəˌlɔr, -ˌloʊr/ .

Origin of Bangaluru

First recorded in 1850–55; from Kannada Bengalūru, a city established by Kempe Gowda I (1510-69) as the capital of his kingdom
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