Definition of Dalit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdälit/


(In the traditional Indian caste system) a member of the lowest caste. See also untouchable, scheduled caste.
Example sentences
  • He is a Dalit, a member of a lowly caste that traditionally performed the most menial tasks in Indian society.
  • As I am a Dalit, a member of a lower caste, the discrimination I faced angered me, and I wanted to do something about it.
  • Even in some modern traditional festivals, the Dalits find a place.


Via Hindi from Sanskrit dalita 'oppressed'.

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Syllabification: Da·lit

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