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jatha Line breaks: jatha
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɑːtə/

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Definition of jatha in English:

noun

Indian
1An armed parade, especially of Sikhs.
Example sentences
  • So we were not the targets of the Sikh jathas [armed bands] who'd ambushed the train.
  • Up to now, Sikhs forces were divided into 65 jathas. Nawab Kapur singh reorganised them into Eleven bands, each of course with its own name, flag and leader.
  • The AISAD local unit has requested the SGPC to review its decision of not sending Sikh jathas to Pakistan.
1.1A long march, usually aimed at spreading a message.
Example sentences
  • They walked up to the Gandhi statue near Rajendra Maidan in a jatha and paid their tributes.
  • The children came to the darbar at 6.45 am, and one of the jathas led the recitation of Japji Sahib.
  • A world peace jatha was taken out here on Sunday to mark world Scouts centenary celebration.

Origin

From Punjabi, from Hindi jāthā.

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