Definition of mohalla in English:

mohalla

noun

Indian
  • An area of a town or village; a community.

    ‘the scheme facilitates the building of primary schools in different mohallas’
    • ‘In several villages and urban mohallas where the turnout was very low, as the day wore on the army frequently crossed the thin line between encouragement and coercion.’
    • ‘The face is everywhere, but it is more visible in rural areas and in urban slums and in backward districts, in the tolas and mohallas where the weaker sections live.’
    • ‘But because I was unable to leave my birth place, or even my mohalla, so I can't be successful in happiness.’
    • ‘Generally a mohalla contained its own school, bazaar, mosque or temple.’
    • ‘We try to imitate the players when we play cricket in our mohalla.’

Origin

From Arabic mohālla.

Pronunciation

mohalla

/məʊˈhʌləː/