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bigha Line breaks: bigha
Pronunciation: /ˈbiːɡə/

Definition of bigha in English:


(In South Asia) a measure of land area varying locally from 1/3 to 1 acre ( 1/8 to 2/5 hectare).
Example sentences
  • As one woman social worker told them, ‘I don't think all the parents contract their children because of poverty. Otherwise, why should a father with 20 bighas of land send their daughter Munakka, for begging?‘
  • The young man, bereft of a father, worked shoulder to shoulder with Labh Singh on his 22 bighas of land, often taking on hard labour and letting his ‘servant ‘do the lighter work.’
  • It has been pointed out that Nawab Shuja-ud-din in his time donated 50 bighas of land to Hindus to build a temple - the second holy one in Ayodhya - to Hanuman.


From Hindi bīghā.

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