[tah-loo k, tah-loo k]
- a hereditary estate.
- a subdivision of a revenue district.
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
Pallichal is a place in the Neyyattinkara taluk, and Mayannat in Quilon.
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.
taluka or talooka (tɑːˈluːkə)
- a subdivision of a district; a group of several villages organized for revenue purposes
- a hereditary estate
C18: from Urdu ta' alluk estate, ultimately from Arabic