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noun, plural Bhils, (especially collectively) Bhil.
  1. a people inhabiting the hills of west central India.
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Origin of Bhil

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples of bhil

  • I should prefer to be killed by the arrow of a Bhil than to seek unmanly protection.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • Milder measures were then tried, and the Bhil Agency was formed in 1825.

  • Behind him a young and wiry Bhil, in uniform, was taking the trees out of Chinn's mess-boots.

  • Then they spoke of Bhil superstitions, a wide and picturesque field, till young Chinn hinted that they must be pulling his leg.

  • The pure Bhil is to-day much what he has always been, a savage forest dweller.