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Borrowed from Bengali নালা (nala), Hindi नाला (nālā), from Sanskrit नाडी (nāḍī).


nullah (plural nullahs)

  1. (chiefly South Asia) A stream-bed, ravine, or other watercourse; a drain for rain or floodwater. [from 17th c.]
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 82:
      It was just after the exit from a bridge; the animal had probably come up out of the nullah.

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