from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of south-central India west of Chennai (Madras). Founded in 1537, it is a major industrial center and transportation hub. Population: 4,290,000.

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  • proper n. The state capital of Karnataka (India).
  • v. To outsource (an employee, position, or function) to India, especially to Bangalore.

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  • n. an industrial city in south central India (west of Chennai)


From Kannada ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು (beṅgaḷūru). The source of the name Bengaluru is usually attributed to Benga-val-ooru (City of Guards) in Old Kannada or Benda-kaal-ooru (Town of Boiled Beans) from Kannada folklore. (Wiktionary)



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