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Scripts ঢাকা(Bengali) ढाका(Hindi, Nepali) ڈھاکہ(Urdu)
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Meaning & History
Uncertain, possibly from the name of the dhak tree (scientific name Butea monosperma), which used to grow in the area, from Bengali ঢাক (ḍhak) referring to a traditional membranophone instrument, or from the name of the Hindu goddess Dhakeshwari. Some sources also say that the name is was derived from an old Prakit word meaning "watchtower". This is the name of the capital city of Bangladesh.