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bustee

or bus·ti

[ buhs-tee ]
/ ˈbʌs ti /
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noun India.

a small settlement; village.
a slum.

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Origin of bustee

1880–85; <Hindi bastī, akin to basnā to dwell
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bustee

busti

/ (ˈbʌstiː) /

noun

variant spellings of basti
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