Definition of mukhiya in English:

mukhiya

(also mukhia)

noun

Indian English
  • In India and Nepal: the headman or chief of a village; the leader of a panchayat.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Man: a monthly record of anthropological science. From Hindi mukhiyā (noun) village headman, chief, (adjective) chief from Sanskrit mukhyā (adjective and noun) being at the head, chief from mukha.

Pronunciation

mukhiya

/mʊˈkiːə/