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munshi

[moon-shee] /ˈmun ʃi/
noun, Indian English.
1.
a native interpreter or language instructor.
2.
a native secretary or assistant.
Also, moonshee.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Hindi munshī < Arabic munshi' writer
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