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dewan

or di·wan

[ dih-wahn, -wawn ]
/ dɪˈwɑn, -ˈwɔn /
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noun
(in India) any of certain officials, as a financial minister or prime minister of a native colony.
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Origin of dewan

1680–90; <Hindi: minister (of state) <Persian dēvan register; see divan1
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British Dictionary definitions for dewan

dewan

diwan

/ (dɪˈwɑːn) /

noun
(formerly in India) the chief minister or finance minister of a state ruled by an Indian prince

Word Origin for dewan

C17: from Hindi dīwān, from Persian dēvan register, book of accounts; see divan
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