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taluk

[ tah-look, tah-look ]

noun

  1. a hereditary estate.
  2. a subdivision of a revenue district.


taluk

/ tɑːˈluːkə; tɑːˈlʊk; ˈtɑːlʊk /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of taluk1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of taluk1

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

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Example Sentences

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.

Few Pattars, except in the Palghat taluk, are large land-owners.

Kapradan is a title given to the headman in the Palghat taluk.

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

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