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Mother. Usually Used to address any female(aunty, mother in law) in affectionate manner. In mutually exclusive way. Also, while speaking to kaamvali bai, vegetable vendor in south India. They ll be happy(mostly) to hear that, but run if you used it to call out a girl or aunty in jeans.. ;)

Usage

Aarthi: Amma, how much for a kilo of tomato.?
Gangamma: 50 rupees.
Aarthi: that's too much, give half kilo for 20rupees
Gangamma: Amma, if you want take or don't take. Don't waste my time.
Added 2012-04-17 by WoMyGaad

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

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