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[tah-loo k, tah-loo k]
noun (in India)
  1. a hereditary estate.
  2. a subdivision of a revenue district.
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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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Examples from the Web for taluk

Historical Examples

  • Pallichal is a place in the Neyyattinkara taluk, and Mayannat in Quilon.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • Its head-quarters is at Aruvippuram in the Nayyatinkara taluk.

  • They are practically the same as the Shivalli Brahmins, except that, like all classes in that taluk, they talk Canarese.

  • At the head of all are district boards, a portion of whose members are elected by the taluk boards.

  • There are only two families now in all Travancore, and they live in the Karunagapalli taluk.

British Dictionary definitions for taluk


taluka or talooka (tɑːˈluːkə)

noun (in India)
  1. a subdivision of a district; a group of several villages organized for revenue purposes
  2. a hereditary estate
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Word Origin

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