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Type Settlement
Scripts কলকাতা(Bengali)
Pronounced Pron. KOL-ka-ta(Bengali) kol-KA-ta(Bengali) kol-KAH-tə(American English) kawl-KAH-tə(British English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of the historical village of কলিকাতা (Kolikata) of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of the Hindu goddess Kali 1 combined with Bengali ক্ষেত্র (khetro) meaning "field, region, area" or ঘাট (ghat) meaning "pier, quay"; from কিলকিলা (kilkila) meaning "flat area" or from খাল (khal) meaning "canal" combined with কাটা (kata) meaning "cut, chop". This is the name of a city in India, formerly known as Calcutta.
Added 6/15/2023 by anonymous