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bhungi

[buhng-gee] /ˈbʌŋ gi/
noun, plural bhungis.
1.

bhangi

or bhungi

[buhng-gee] /ˈbʌŋ gi/
noun, plural bhangis. Indian English.
1.
a Hindu scavenger who belongs to one of the untouchable castes.
Origin of bhangi
< Hindi bhaṅgī literally, user of bhang
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  • Sons of metheeranees—brothers-in-law to the bhungi' (sweeper).

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