bustee or busti
- (in India) a slum inhabited by poor people
Word Origin for basti
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Historical Examples of basti
There are no less than sixteen Jaina temples (basti) at Mûdabidure.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
Nevertheless, my description is taken from a specimen shot by me in the Basti district of the United Provinces.Glimpses of Indian Birds
Poor old Basti Ram is ailing, and obliged to be bled, so I have announced my intention to pay him a visit.
I now went to Basti Ram's, and was ushered into the old gentleman's presence with due ceremony.
But this was at once overruled, as Basti Ram had engaged to settle all such matters, or I would have done so.