pettah

noun
pet·​tah | \ ˈpetə \
plural -s

Definition of pettah

: a village or suburb outside a fort in India or Sri Lanka

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History and Etymology for pettah

Tamil pēṭṭai, Malayalam pēṭṭa, & Kanarese pēṭe

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“Pettah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pettah. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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