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haveli

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Pronunciation: /ˌhʌvəˈliː
 
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Definition of haveli in English:

noun (plural havelis)

Indian
A mansion: kitchens were the centre of an Indian home—whether a haveli or a village hut
More example sentences
  • She supported her parents and younger siblings, and built a magnificent haveli in Balpurva, her home village in Farrukhabad district of UP.
  • Heavy levies were placed on traders passing through, and local merchants ploughed the money into the economy, building beautiful havelis, or mansions, and temples carved from local sandstone.
  • We stepped into the immediate past through the curious Pucca Ghat: an elaborate landing stage on the river, built like an ostentatious mansion, a haveli.

Origin

via Hindi from Arabic havelī.

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