Definition of pollam in English:

pollam

noun

historical
  • In South India: an estate or territory held by a poligar. Frequently in plural (with modifying word or capital initial): a specific group of such territories or villages, considered as an administrative or political entity.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Telugu pāḷemu encampment, hamlet among hills, (hence) estate held by chieftain or feudal retainer from Marathi pāḷẽ confined valley from pāḷ edge, parapet.

Pronunciation

pollam

/ˈpɒləm/