taluk

[ tah-look, tah-look ]
/ ˈtɑ lʊk, tɑˈlʊk /

noun (in India)

a hereditary estate.
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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British Dictionary definitions for taluk

taluk

taluka or talooka (tɑːˈluːkə)

/ (ˈtɑːlʊk, tɑːˈlʊk) /

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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