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Definition

Term used to describe a person of British origin and used in India for hundreds of years, during the time of the East India Company and after.

This word is used across the subcontinent.

Usage

According to our text books the Britishers were the just victims of the 1857 revolt but according to other historical accounts, the mutiny or revolt was quelled because of the betrayal of Indian "revolutionaries" by other Indians (like the Gurkhas and the Coorgs).
Added 2011-07-12 by porkipaya

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English

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People