- a police station in India.
- (formerly) a military base in India.
Origin of thana
< Hindi thānā < Sanskrit sthāna a place
- a city in W Maharashtra, in W India: suburb of Mumbai.
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Examples from the Web for thana
The thana, or police division, only exists for police purposes.
"Surely, and going home to Thana," said Mitsos, naming a village near.The Vintage
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Wherefore we were sent to that Thana which was eight miles from the next Thana.
Within lay the six rifles and the big Police-book of the Thana of Howli!
Twice had he come to the Thana, taking each time three rifles.