Definition of naka in US English:

naka

noun

South Asian
  • In India: a toll point or customs station on a road, especially at a state or national border; a checkpoint. Also (occasionally): a border patrol or customs officer.

Origin

1980s. From Hindi nākā eye of needle, defile, gap, checkpoint from nāk nose from Prakrit nakka, probably related to Sanskrit nas.

Pronunciation

naka

/ˈnɑːkə/