One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An area of a town or village; a community.‘the scheme facilitates the building of primary schools in different mohallas’
- ‘We try to imitate the players when we play cricket in our mohalla.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
From Arabic mohālla.
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