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Definition

A curious word often encountered in Chennai, where Roundtana actually refers to traffic island or circle or what is commonly called Surkal in Bangalore. I have never encountered this word used anywhere else in India..I am told it has its origins in Tamil but have been able to figure it out..

Usage

Northie in Chennai: "Bhaiyya Timex showroom kahaan hai"
Helpful Chennai local: "Yenna??."
Northie in Chennai: "TIMEX SHOWROOM KAHAAN!!"
Helpful Chennai local: "Oho naarth Indian ah..wokay wokay...Timex showroom minns, go shtraait,then front is coming Anna Nagar roundtana take first left and then one shtraait route.."
Northie in Chennai: *scratching his head*

Added 2012-04-05 by Vishnu1503

Root

English

Region

Chennai

Categories

Places, Transportation

Related Terms

Circle, Surkal