taluk

[tah-loo k, tah-loo k]

noun (in India)

a hereditary estate.
a subdivision of a revenue district.

Nearby words

  1. talocrural,
  2. talocrural joint,
  3. talon,
  4. talooka,
  5. talos,
  6. talus,
  7. talweg,
  8. talys,
  9. tam,
  10. tam-o'-shanter

Also ta·lu·ka, ta·loo·ka [tah-loo-kuh] /tɑˈlu kə/.

Origin of taluk

1790–1800; < Urdu ta'alluq estate < Arabic

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British Dictionary definitions for talooka

taluk

taluka or talooka (tɑːˈluːkə)

noun (in India)

a subdivision of a district; a group of several villages organized for revenue purposes
a hereditary estate

Word Origin for taluk

C18: from Urdu ta' alluk estate, ultimately from Arabic

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