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Borrowing from Hindi abīr

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  • (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) 16Children pose after covering themselves with a colored powder called abir during the celebration of Phagwa, or Holi, in the Tunapuna Hindu Primary School in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago on February 28, 2010.

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  • (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) 18A boy is covered with a colored powder called abir during the celebration of Phagwa, or Holi, in the Tunapuna Hindu Primary School in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago on February 28,

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  • The day was also observed as Basant Panchami with the people offering abir and gulal to Goddess Saraswati and then smearing it at one another to mark the festive spirit.

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  • Donna Guthrie: Celebrate Thomas Edison's Birthday with a visit to his "invention factory" in West ... abir word: c'est fantastique!!

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  • Donna Guthrie: Celebrate Thomas Edison's Birthday with a visit to his "invention factory" in West ... abir word: c'est fantastique!!

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  • On the day of the festival, we started playing with abir to the tune of baul songs and drumbeats.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • I don't like the idea of smearing unwashable paints and throwing gulaal (or abir) on people.

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  • Donna Guthrie: Celebrate Thomas Edison's Birthday with a visit to his "invention factory" in West ... abir word: c'est fantastique!!

    Daily DIY

  • The outgoing combatants were sent home after PLA commander Nanda Kishor Pun 'Pasang' smeared them with abir and deputy commander Baladev garlanded them.

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  • Donna Guthrie: Celebrate Thomas Edison's Birthday with a visit to his "invention factory" in West ... abir word: c'est fantastique!!

    Daily DIY

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