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Type Settlement
Scripts ঢাকা(Bengali)
Pronounced Pron. DA-ka(Bengali)
DA-kə(English)
DAH-kə(English)
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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 (dhak) 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.
Added 6/6/2020 by General9696
Edited 9/12/2021 by lezginkas, highexpectasians and General9696