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Name Dhaka
Type Settlement
Scripts ঢাকা(Bengali)
Pronounced Pron. DA-ka(Bengali) DA-kə(English) DAH-kə(English)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

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