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For the first time in the history of Bihar, I provided a stable government. Despite being denied funds by the Centre, Bihar survived on its resources. I provided pucca dwellings to half a million Dalit families.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Meaning of "Dalit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DALIT

From Hindi, from Sanskrit dalita, literally: oppressed.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DALIT

Dalit  [ˈdɑːlɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DALIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dalit is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DALIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dalit

Dalit

Dalit is a designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as untouchable. Dalits are a mixed population, consisting of numerous social groups from all over India; they speak a variety of languages and practice a multitude of religions. There are many different names proposed for defining this group of people, including Panchamas, and Asprushya. In 2001, the proportion of Dalit population was 16.2 percent of India's total population. The Dalit population is broadly distributed across Indian states and districts. In 2001, the state of Punjab had the highest proportion of its population as Dalit, at about 29 percent, and the state of Mizoram had the lowest at nearly zero. The government of India recognises and protects them as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The term Dalit has been interchangeably used with term Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes these terms include all historically discriminated communities of India out-caste and Untouchables.

Definition of Dalit in the English dictionary

The definition of Dalit in the dictionary is a member of the lowest class in India, whom those of the four main castes were formerly forbidden to touch Formerly called: untouchable.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DALIT


barrulet
ˈbærjuːlɪt
culet
ˈkjuːlɪt
gurlet
ˈɡɜːlɪt
murrelet
ˈmɜːlɪt
scarlet
ˈskɑːlɪt
starlet
ˈstɑːlɪt
starlit
ˈstɑːlɪt
sterlet
ˈstɜːlɪt
varlet
ˈvɑːlɪt
velate
ˈviːlɪt
what-d´ye-call-it
ˈwɒtdʒʊkɔːlɪt
what-d´you-call-it
ˈwɒtdjəˌkɔːlɪt
whatchamacallit
ˈwɒtʃəməˌkɔːlɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DALIT

Dalek
Dales
dalesman
dalesmen
daleth
Dalglish
dalgyte
Dalhousie
Dali
Dalian
Dallapiccola
Dallas

WORDS THAT END LIKE DALIT

alit
backlit
banana split
candlelit
chick lit
clit
flit
greenlit
lickety-split
lit
moonlit
relit
skylit
slit
split
sunlit
tallit
twilit
unlit
unsplit

Synonyms and antonyms of Dalit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Dalit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DALIT

Find out the translation of Dalit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Dalit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Dalit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贱民
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dalit
570 millions of speakers

English

Dalit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दलित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

داليت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

далит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Dalit
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দলিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Dalit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dalit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dalit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダリット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

달릿
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dalit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Dalit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலித்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दलित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dalit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Dalit
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dalit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

далітов
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Dalit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Dalit
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Dalit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Dalit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Dalit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Dalit

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DALIT»

The term «Dalit» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.855 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DALIT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Dalit

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QUOTES WITH «DALIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Dalit.
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Lalu Prasad Yadav
For the first time in the history of Bihar, I provided a stable government. Despite being denied funds by the Centre, Bihar survived on its resources. I provided pucca dwellings to half a million Dalit families.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DALIT»

Discover the use of Dalit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Dalit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dalit: The Downtrodden of India
This books represets a detailed scholarly analysis of the Dalit situation, but rather to isolate and present the central isues pertinent to thil long oppresion.
Himansu Charan Sadangi, 2008
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Dalit Visions: The Anti-caste Movement and the Construction ...
Dalit Visions explores and critiques the sensibility which equates Indian tradition with Hinduism, and Hinduism with Brahmanism; which considers the Vedas as the foundational texts of Indian culture and discovers within the Aryan heritage ...
Gail Omvedt, 2006
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Dalit Movement in India and Its Leaders, 1857-1956
This book is, obviously based on primary source of information.
Rāmacandra Kshīrasāgara, 1994
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Dalit: the black untouchables of India
Dalit: The Black Untouchables of India is the first book to provide a Dalit view of the roots and continuing factors of the gross oppression of the world's largest minority. (over 150 million people) through a 3,000 year history of conquest ...
V. T. Rajshekar Shetty, 1987
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Poisoned Bread: Translations from Modern Marathi Dalit ...
This Important Collection Is The First Anthology Of Dalit Literature.
Arjuna Ḍāṅgaḷe, 1992
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An Anthology of Dalit literature: poems
This unique selection of the heart-rending expression in prose and poetry by contemporary Dalit poets are passionate protests of the rejected.
Mulk Raj Anand, Eleanor Zelliot, 1992
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Dalit Theology and Dalit Liberation: Problems, Paradigms and ...
In fulfilling the long-awaited need for a constructive and critical rethinking of Dalit theology this book offers and explores the synoptic healing stories as a relevant biblical paradigm for Dalit theology in order to help redress the ...
Revd Dr Peniel J R Rajkumar, 2013
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Reconsidering Untouchability: Chamars and Dalit History in ...
"Challenges and revises our understanding of the historical and contemporary role of Dalits in Indian society.
Ramnarayan S. Rawat, 2011
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Dalit Girls' Education in India
Dalits, formerly known as 'untouchables', are one of the most marginalized groups in Indian society.
Theresa Ferry, 2008
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A History of Telugu Dalit Literature
The brief biographical sketches of well known as well as lesser known writers are given due space. This work is also useful for comparative studies in subaltern literatures.
Thummapudi Bharathi, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DALIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Dalit is used in the context of the following news items.
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After reshuffle, no Dalit face in key BJP team
Dalit leaders in the party said that when Shah filled the national office-bearers' posts vacated by those who were inducted into the Union ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Where are the BJP's Dalit leaders?
This has come as a surprise to the Dalit leaders in the party, who were expecting that Thawarchand Gehlot and Ramshankar Katheria -- two ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
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Dalit boy killed for writing love letter to upper caste girl
A Dalit boy was bludgeoned to death by three people after he was caught handing over a love letter to a girl belonging to the "upper caste" in ... «India Today, Jul 15»
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A Portrait of the Indian as a Young Dalit Girl: Part 3 – Meeting Janvi
What appeal does a young Dalit girl from Bhagana, Haryana bring to a nation that thinks it has now become sensitive to sexual assault? «TwoCircles.net, Jul 15»
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Process of designating senior advocates opaque, arbitrary …
She said in the last 15 years, only one advocate from the dalit community was designated as 'senior' and not a single one from the ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Two main accused in Dalit girl rape, murder case arrested
The two main accused, who were evading arrest in connection with rape and murder of a Dalit woman, were nabbed by police in Jalesar here, ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Echoes of caste slavery in Dalit Christian practices
In the mid-twentieth century Dalit migration from the villages of southern princely State of Travancore to the villages in the Western Ghats hills in ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»
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Fake Plaint, say Cops; Past Cases Attempt to Fix Me, Claims Dalit
VILLUPURAM: Three days after Express carried a report on a Dalit youth's police complaint that his limbs were allegedly chopped off by the ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Ambedkar: Trailblazer for the Dalit cause
Ambedkar: Trailblazer for the Dalit cause. Bhim Rao Ambedkar attributed the social repression and degradation of the Dalits to the theory of ... «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
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Dalit seers felicitated by Ravidas Dharm Sangthan
The organisers on the occasion declared that a memorial of Sant Ravidas will be erected in the city and national level Dalit seer felicitation will ... «Free Press Journal, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dalit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dalit>. Nov 2019 ».
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