One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A police station.
office, depot, base, headquarters, centreView synonyms
- ‘He covers three police thanas, filing a crime story a day from here, and some times goes to the site of accident or crime, in search of a human angle.’
- ‘Dalits will try to get plum posts, inspectors in every thana, kotwal in city and commissioner in the commissionorate.’
- ‘On that day for the first time the Administration with the help of the Army evacuated people to the police thana or to school buildings.’
From Hindi thānā, from Sanskrit sthāna ‘place, station’.
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